World cyclist visits the Secretariat
On 29 July 2008 members of the CITES Secretariat welcomed an unusual
visitor to their office. Furtemba
Sherpa from Nepal is engaged in cycling around the world with
the aim of promoting world peace and raising awareness of the
need for environmental protection. Furtemba began his journey
in 2003 and has visited 35 countries so far. His target is to
visit 150 countries and he is ready to continue cycling until
2020 in order to achieve his goal.
Secretariat staff were delighted to have the opportunity to congratulate
Furtemba on his progress so far and to wish him well for the future.
He was presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition
of his efforts.