The campaign aims at raising public awareness about the most important endangered animals, birds and plants whose hunting influences the ecological balance.
Such acts contradict with Islamic teachings and criminalized by international legislations including the Convention on International Trade in Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to which the UAE accessed in 1990.
Mr. Abdulrahman Al Saleh, Senior Executive and Director of Corporate Affairs at Dubai Customs expressed his gratitude to the Emirates Mall Administration for designating areas to display the products throughout the week; a move deemed to be contributing to public awareness and Mall visitors about the issue and thoroughly thinking before buying any product of endangered wildlife species sources like fur, leathers and accessories.
Mr. Foad Mansoor Sharaf, the vice-chairman at Emirates Mall said, “Emirates Mall participation in this campaign comes as part of our consistent cooperation with government departments including Dubai Customs as well as the Mall’s social responsibility.”
Mr. Mansoor praised Dubai Customs efforts to curb trade in endangered species and any attempt to smuggle them into the country or re-export them and protect the local society from any illegitimate trade.
Dubai Customs awareness campaign to curb trade in such species and products thereof shall continue until 21st February 2009 covering other locations i.e Dubai International Airport, Global Village and shopping malls bringing the products closer to consumers.
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