Human impact on wildlife to blame for spread of viruses, says study

By |april 8th, 2020|Biodiversity, coronavirus, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, News, wildlife trafficking|

Hunting, farming and the global move of people to cities has led to massive declines in biodiversity and increased the risk of dangerous viruses like COVID-19 spilling over from animals to humans, a major study has concluded. EURACTIV's media partner, ...

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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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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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Wildlife trafficking is crippling the planet

By |februar 27th, 2018|European Parliament, News, wildlife trafficking|

We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. We are losing plants and animals at an alarming rate and humans are to blame. One of the most serious threats to biodiversity loss is wildlife trafficking, writes MEP Catherine Bearder.

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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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