[EN] Wildlife crime: a worrying situation in Europe

[Facebook post published on GEAI page – 27th June, 2016] (Version en français ici

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.

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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.

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