Pressure mounting on EU to end ivory trade

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Biodiversity, elephants, endangered species, ivory trade, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

Amid growing calls for an outright ban, the European Union has come under increasing pressure to help protect African elephants by ending the trade of ivory within its borders.

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Is the EU Doing Enough to Address Wildlife Crime?

By |avgust 1st, 2018|CITES, elephants, Karmenu Vella, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

The EU has become a global leader in tackling the illegal trade in wild animals and their products but needs to do more to address the wildlife crime happening on its doorstep, says Janice Weatherley-Singh

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Most ivory bought in Europe is illegal, investigation finds

By |julij 10th, 2018|Biodiversity, elephants, endangered species, ivory, ivory trade, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

Almost three-quarters of all ivory sold legally in Europe is in fact illicit and comes from tusks of elephants that were killed after the 1990 ban on ivory trade, according to an investigation released on Tuesday (10 July).

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A momentous decision on elephant ivory falls to Europe

By |junij 15th, 2018|China, elephants, endangered species, Giants Club, ivory trade, News, poaching, United Kingdom, United States|

China and the UK have joined the US in closing their domestic ivory markets. It is now time for the EU to follow their footsteps if we are to give Africa’s elephants a fighting chance to survive the current onslaught from global criminal syndicates increasingly involved in the poaching and distribution of ivory, argues Catherine Novelli.

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