Thursday, April 23, 2015

Malawi President Mutharika Delivers Keynote Address At International Congressional Gala

President Peter Mutharika says his administration will enhance measures aimed at preserving the country’s natural resources to prevent them from extinction.





The president has since accepted the challenge to lead other African countries in the fight against the depletion of natural resources and wildlife crime.





President Mutharika spoke at the Hart Senate Building in Washington DC at the second edition of the 2015 Congressional International Conservation gala hosted in honour of two African heads of state who have done tremendous work in the conservation of natural resources and wildlife.





Mutharika is being honoured for his role in signing the 2014 Arusha Declaration on Regional Conservation and Combating Wildlife/Environmental Crime.





Making his keynote address as the principal speaker of the night, President Mutharika said as Malawi’s high population density is a crucial factor in the significant human pressure on biological resources and protected areas.





“As the human population increases, the pressure to over-harvest forest and biodiversity resources, and to convert land for cultivation, will increase.





“This is why addressing conservation issues, and sustainable use of natural resources, in the face of rapid population growth, is one of Malawi’s greatest challenges” he said.


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