European Union has taken an active stance on wildlife crime since its resolution adopted in 2014 by the EU Parliament. Europe is both a destination and a transit region for wildlife products and unfortunately this trade continues. The most frequently seized species are reptiles, mammals, flowers and corals.
According to this EU Study published this month, “Insufficient and uneven levels of enforcement of the existing legislation across the EU are a major concern.” Therefore, the EU Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking appears to be the only efficient initiative. As a time when Europe is facing the challenge of Brexit, this Study shows the importance of political and institutional alliance between European countries. Global issues need strong union.