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#Europol cracks down on  illegal trafficking of endangered animal and plant species

#Europol cracks down on illegal trafficking of endangered animal and plant species

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Europol Director Rob Wainwright met with Steven Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC (pictured), at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague on 2 February to discuss further co-operation in fighting environmental crime, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties in 2016. The scope of the MoU is to facilitate the exchange […]

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#WildlifeTrafficking: ‘It is easier to smuggle rhino horn than drugs’

#WildlifeTrafficking: ‘It is easier to smuggle rhino horn than drugs’

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wildlife trafficking is the world’s fourth-largest criminal activity with rhino horn now being worth more than gold. On Monday 21 November MEPs debate a report calling for common sanction at EU levels to help fight wildlife tracking and vote on it the following day. Report author Catherine Bearder (pictured), a UK member of the ALDE […]

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#WildlifeTrafficking: Environment MEPs call for ivory trade ban and EU penalties

#WildlifeTrafficking: Environment MEPs call for ivory trade ban and EU penalties

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2014, 1215 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone, according to UNOCD 2015 report ©AP Images/European Union – EP Environment MEPs advocate a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and call for common sanctions at EU level against wildlife trafficking, in a resolution voted on Thursday (13 October). Wildlife […]

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Making a killing: How to stop lethal practice of #WildlifeTrafficking

Making a killing: How to stop lethal practice of #WildlifeTrafficking

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Ever heard of pangolins? Chances are you will never have a chance to see them up close. These mammals are the most trafficked worldwide and like rhinos and elephants are now on the brink of extinction. It’s another example of wildlife trafficking poses a serious threat to the survival of our ecosystems. On Thursday […]

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Keith Taylor MEP hails impact of powerful photo exhibition exposing poor conditions in #zoos across Europe

Keith Taylor MEP hails impact of powerful photo exhibition exposing poor conditions in #zoos across Europe

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East, is hailing the impact of a powerful photo exhibition at the European Parliament which ends later today (13 October) highlighting the poor conditions in many zoos in the UK and across Europe. International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, is hoping the thought-provoking photographs will lay bare the […]

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‘Golden opportunity to end illegal #ivory trade wasted’

‘Golden opportunity to end illegal #ivory trade wasted’

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I was honored to be part of the European Parliament’s observer delegation to the CITES CoP17 in South Africa. As a campaigner for wildlife protection I know the opportunity to influence protection at the highest level is rare,” writes Catherine Bearder MEP. “Before I headed to South Africa I voted in favour of a European […]

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European Parliament votes to set EU priorities for protection of endangered and threatened #wildlife

European Parliament votes to set EU priorities for protection of endangered and threatened #wildlife

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strong Resolution on the European Union’s strategic priorities for the protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species from international trade. The plenary vote came as the European Commission and 28 EU Member States finalize their common position on proposals for the 17th meeting of […]

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