英國脫歐。動物園和水族館呼籲達成動物轉移協議

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英國脫歐。動物園和水族館呼籲達成動物轉移協議

來自愛爾蘭島各地的動物園和水族館已致函英國和愛爾蘭總理,呼籲就英國脫歐後的動物轉移問題達成協議。

它說,存在着 "過度的、在某些情況下是禁止性的限制"。

作為英國和愛爾蘭動物園和水族館協會(BIAZA)的成員,這些簽名者還寫信給歐盟委員會主席烏蘇拉-馮德萊恩。

信中概述了2021年歐盟和英國動物園之間有48次動物轉移,而 "正常年份 "則有1400次。

"它補充說:"這完全破壞了BIAZA成員動物園在所有這些國家的保護影響。

該組織解釋說,英國和愛爾蘭的動物園之間的轉移 "被阻止","動物現在不能再通過英國進入歐盟的旅程"。

它呼籲英國和歐盟之間達成一項衛生和植物檢疫(SPS)協議,以緩解限制。

BIAZA的Nicky Needham說,獵豹和葉猴等動物的轉移 "在英國脫歐後變得非常困難",這讓人感到非常沮喪。

都柏林動物園的首席執行官Christoph Schwitzer說。"當務之急是英國和歐盟委員會找到一個解決方案,以便優秀的動物園和水族館能夠繼續其拯救物種免遭滅絕的工作。"


Zoos and aquariums from across the island of Ireland have written to the British and Irish prime ministers to call for an agreement on the transfer of animals post-Brexit.

It said there were "excessive and in some cases prohibitive restrictions".

The signatories, members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), have also written to the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

The letter outlined that there were 48 animal transfers between EU and UK zoos in 2021, compared with 1,400 "in a normal year".

"This is completely undermining the conservation impact of BIAZA member zoos, in all these nations," it added.

The group explained that transfers between zoos in Great Britain and Ireland are "being prevented" and "animals can now no longer be transited through Great Britain on onward journeys into the EU".

It has called for a sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) agreement to be struck between the UK and EU to ease the restrictions.

Nicky Needham, from BIAZA, said it was "hugely frustrating" that the transfer of animals, such as cheetahs and langur monkeys "has been made so much more difficult following Brexit".

Christoph Schwitzer, chief executive of Dublin Zoo, said: "It is imperative that the UK and European Commission find a solution so that good zoos and aquariums can continue their work saving species from extinction."

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