Manama, The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) has launched an electronic service on requests to trade (import, export and re-export) in endangered species that are listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) services, SCE’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Daina, has announced.
He said that the move aims to provide the best services to the public, through facilitating procedures to receive the SCE’s approval.
Dr. Bin Daina said that the service paves the way for submitting applications to import, export or re-export endangered species, or their parts, affirming the SCE’s keenness to implement the Economic Vision for Bahrain 2030 through adopting electronic transactions, especially in light of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Those wishing to avail of the service may visit the SCE’s website (https://www.sce.gov.bh/), choose “Our Services” and then the “Trade in Endangered Species” option. They then have to fill in the application form, and attach the required documents.
The kingdom ratified the CITES Convention in 2012, and is keen to put in place the necessary guarantees to ensure the protection and sustainability of endangered species.
The convention stipulates that “the Contracting States [recognise] that wild fauna and flora in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the earth which must be protected for this and the generations to come.”
Source: Bahrain News Agency