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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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

By |maj 7th, 2019|Biodiversity, deforestation, ecosystems, endangered species, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, IBPES, Invasive Species, Meat, News, overfishing|

A landmark UN report published yesterday (6 May) reveals 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with agriculture and fishing the primary causes of the deterioration, which also threatens humankind. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.

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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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Raising the bar to protect wildlife through trade policy with Australia, New Zealand

By |junij 15th, 2018|Australia, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, ecosystems, endangered species, New Zealand, News, wildlife|

The opening of EU trade negotiations with both Australia and New Zealand presents an opportunity for the parties to strengthen their commitments to protect wildlife, natural habitats and the welfare of animals. The EU should look to TPP-11’s environmental provisions for inspiration, argue Joanna Swabe and Nicola Beynon.

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