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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The EU must stick its neck out for the giraffe

By |februar 1st, 2019|Africa, News, wildlife, wildlife crime|

The future of the giraffe is in jeopardy, but a proposal by African range states to regulate the international trade in giraffe specimens via a CITES Appendix II listing would make a vital contribution to securing this species’ survival. Joanna Swabe and Manon Dené argue that the European Union must stick out its neck to protect the giraffe.

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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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EU must ban ivory trade, or risk becoming a pariah

By |julij 18th, 2018|Biodiversity, ivory, ivory trade, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

A EU-wide ban on ivory trade is essential if the global trend to close down markets is to succeed in protecting elephants from poachers, argue Mark Jones and Joanna Swabe.

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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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EU donates millions to help save Africa’s wildlife

By |december 6th, 2017|Karmenu Vella, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

The European Union on Tuesday (5 December) donated €17.2 million as part of a €30m package to boost efforts in Eastern and Southern Africa to reduce the illegal killing of wildlife and the trafficking of related products.

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How environmental crime became an EU security priority for 2018-21

By |oktober 17th, 2017|environmental crime, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

In May 2017, EU justice ministers decided that environmental crimes – including wildlife trafficking and waste crimes – would be one of the EU’s ten priorities for the fight against serious and organised crime during the 2018-21 policy cycle. Catherine Bearder evokes how this decision came to being.

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Fighting wildlife trafficking must be made a priority

By |marec 17th, 2017|europol, Interpol, ivory, News, poaching, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

The recent killing of a rhino in a French zoo brought the harsh realities of wildlife crime to our doorstep, yet the EU already lies at the heart of the illegal wildlife trade. Joanna Swabe, Eleonora Panella and Daniel Turner argue that tackling wildli...

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