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Weak legislation and limited checks on private captive tiger facilities across the EU and the UK provide significant opportunity for tiger parts, such as skins and bones, to enter illegal trade, according to a joint report from WWF and TRAFFIC.
"Falling Through the System": The role of the European Union captive tiger population in the trade in tigers
30 September 2020
In reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attention has focused on the potential role of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to further regulate—or ban—various form of the wildlife trade.
How we can use the CITES Wildlife Trade Agreement to help prevent pandemics
7 September 2020
Commissioner Sinkevičius on behalf of the European Commission answers to an oral written question by Virginie Joron MEP inquiring on the CITES' ban on hunting endangered species: does the Commission support banning the hunting of endangered species or does it side with supporters of permit-based hunting? What is the current legal state of play with regarding to hunting trophies?
The European Commission confirms its position on "sustainably managed" trophy hunting
19 June 2020
The Standing Committee advised the Secretariat to postpone the Animals and Plants Committees meetings until 2021.
Postponement of the 31st meeting of the Animals Committee and 25th meeting of the Plants Committee
29 May 2020
Amid - at times - stringent lockdown measures taken all over Europe, it seemed almost providential that one of our main platforms for home entertainment proposed a very bizarre show, writes Anna van Oeveren at the Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies.
Animals in the time of Coronavirus: Why it’s time to think positive
29 May 2020
Netflix’s controversial ‘Tiger King’ has sparked discussions around the globe, not least of all because of its revelation that more tigers could be living in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild.
Report unveils out-of-control captive tiger trade
23 April 2020
More must be done to stem flow of disease-carrying animals, MEPs say.
Coronavirus fuels calls to clamp down on EU wildlife trade
14 April 2020
A new TRAFFIC report provides an overview of all CITES-related seizures reported by Member States of the European Union (EU) for the twelve-month period January to December 2018 inclusive.
An overview of seizures of CITES-listed wildlife in the European Union
31 March 2020
Move will hopefully curb vast wildlife trade from farm, street markets, and online traders.
Billion-dollar wildlife industry in Vietnam under assault as law drafted to halt trading
20 March 2020
Ten new species were added to the the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals' Appendices and concerted actions with targeted conservation plans were agreed for fourteen species.
Main outcomes of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals
16 March 2020
Trophy hunters ‘boasted about how easy it is to shoot giraffes’ at a ‘gruesome’ trade show flogging low-price and ‘illegal’ killing expeditions.
Cheap deals on ‘easy’ animal killing trips at Europe’s largest trophy hunting fair
10 February 2020
Environmental law contributes to biodiversity conservation. This article explores one way in which its effectiveness can be impaired: progressive dilution.
Wildlife law: case study on a wild‐born orca kept for ‘research’ purposes
6 February 2020
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