"Working on the ground in 15 countries around the world has given IFAW an
opportunity to help many states build their wildlife law enforcement capacity,"
said Executive Vice President Azzedine Downes, "the Arab League's efforts to
enforce CITES regulations will help protect the animals so important to Arab
traditions and history for generations to come."
In the year leading up to the next CITES CoP14, taking place in the
Netherlands, IFAW will help facilitate the meeting of Arab States in order for
those members to hold conversations amongst themselves about their collective
interests and enable them to coordinate their positions on key policy