launched July 2005
On July 7, 2005 in the Araguaia Shopping, in Goiânia, the State Secretariat for the Environment and Water Resources of Goiás (Semarh) launched in a partnership with Renctas the 1st Itinerant Campaign to Combat the Trafficking in Wild Animals. The State Secretary for the Environment and Water Resources Aldo Arantes, the president of the Goiás State Agency for the Environment (AGMA) Osmar Pires, and Ibama Executive-Manager for Goiás State Ary Soares dos Santos were among the governmental authorities present at the event.
The Bokemboka theater company was also present at the ceremony where giant puppets and an exhibition of 40 photos stood out.
On July 11 the exposition will be held for one week at the Santa Genoveva Airport. On July 24 the expositions moves to the Feira do Cerrado (Cerrado Fair) at the Parque da Criança (Children’s Park) when it will be closed. The campaign celebrates Law 15,152 ratified by Goiás State Governor Marconi Perillo in April 19 this year creating the State Day to Repress the Wild Animal Trafficking (December 1st).
Selma Cândido Pereira
Secretaria do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Hídricos do Estado de Goiás (Semarh)