16 March 2004 The recently appointed Ambassador
of the Republic of Senegal to Germany, H.E. Mr Babacar Gaye,
met with Heads of UN Agencies at the UN-Premises today.
On this occasion Mr. Babacar Gaye also met with CMS Executive
Secretary Mr. Arnulf Müller-Helmbrecht and AEWA Executive
Secretary Mr. Bert Lenten to discuss both Senegal's commitment
to species conservation and to underline the importance
of CMS as an intergovernmental treaty concerned with the
conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats in Africa
and on a global scale.
The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere at the
CMS Secretariat and included a brief presentation of major
CMS activities in Africa. Particular attention was given
to CMS related activities on the conservation and restoration
of Sahelo-Saharan Antelopes and activities relating to Marine
Turtles of the Atlantic Coast of Africa.
The Republic of Senegal is one of twenty-seven African countries,
which have become Parties to CMS and is a Signatory State
to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation
Measures for Marine Turtles of the Atlantic Coast of Africa.