Ivory Trading in Europe

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The European Commission has an on-line survey on ivory trading within the European Union (EU) – the survey runs until 8 December 2017. To highlight the issues with ivory trading and ivory transiting through Europe, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued a report “Ivory Seizures in Europe, 2006 …

European Union and Trophy Hunting Update

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The ‘Written Declaration on Trophy Hunting’ (03/2016, dated 18 January 2016) was explained in a 3rd March 2016 IWB article – the Written Declaration (initiated by Neena Gill MEP) was submitted by a leading group of MEPs* calling on the European Council and Commission to ensure adherence to the EU’s own Wildlife …

Call on EU to Clamp Down on Trophy Hunting

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International Wildlife Bond (IWB) has joined other wildlife advocacy organisations (co-ordinated by the Born Free Foundation) calling on the European Union (EU) to adhere to the EU’s Wildlife Trade Regulations (WTR). Joint Letter “Wildlife Trophy Imports into EU Countries,” March 2016 “……..we urge all Member States to suspend issuance of all …

EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking Welcomed

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On the 26 February 2016, the European Union (EU) launched the “EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking, in Brussels” with an “ambitious blueprint” for joint action on three strands: prevention stronger enforcement, and global partnership The Born Free foundation has been at the forefront of efforts to encourage the European Commission to …