Tag: illegal ivory trade

EU urged to do more to tackle illegal trade in #ivory

EU urged to do more to tackle illegal trade in #ivory

| March 7, 2019

EU environment ministers are holding talks in the hope of agreeing a proposal for further ivory trade restrictions in the next two weeks to be presented at the CoP in Sri Lanka in May. Ahead of that meeting, the EU is being urged to “be brave” and close its markets now like other nations including […]

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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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EU accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over illegal #ivory trade

EU accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over illegal #ivory trade

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU has been accused of “dragging its feet” on efforts in fighting the trade in illegal ivory with wildlife officials in nearly 30 African states saying they are “appalled” by its decision to oppose a comprehensive global ban. All EU member states, the largest exporters of legal ivory, are now being urged to throw their […]

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