Together Europe can stamp out the illegal wildlife trade. Let's act now before it is too late.
Catherine Bearder MEP
Illegal wildlife trafficking endangers not only biodiversity, but also sustainable development, livelihoods and the rule of law.
Benedek Jávor MEP
Half of the Earth's wildlife has been lost in the past 40 years! We have to react now to revert this catastrophic trend.
Stefan Eck MEP
I was delighted to host the Born Free Exhibition in the European Parliament. It is vitally important that we keep the issues of illegal trade of wild animals as a top priority.
Jacqueline Foster MEP
Europe must make a step forward to protect wildlife and nature. We can't afford to lose our biodiversity.
Marco Affronte MEP
Illegal wildlife trade is a serious threat even for the global security. We need effective solutions to fight it and we need it now.
Pavel Poc MEP
MEPs For Wildlife calls on Home Office to support EU Council’s prioritisation of wildlife trafficking
The MEPs for Wildlife group have written letters to all the Home Offices and Interior Ministries of the EU Member States calling on them to support the EU council's decision to list wildlife trafficking as a priority in the EU's fight against organised and serious...read more
This week Catherine Bearder MEP met with the Chinese mission to the EU regarding her letter to President Xi Jinping on the Chinese ivory ban. Mrs Bearder was presented with an informal progress report on the ban. Interestingly the report says: ““It is hoped that the...read more
Catherine Bearder, the Chair of the MEPs For Wildlife Group, has written a letter to Michael Fallon MP, the Secretary of State for Defence regarding the killing of songbirds on a British military base in Cyprus. Over 800,000 songbirds were illegally trapped and...read more
Today the cross-party MEPs For Wildlife group are launching their campaign to make wildlife trafficking a high priority in Europol's 2017 security threat assessment (SOCTA). The MEPs have written to the ministers for environment and home affairs in all 28 EU countries...read more
Member of MEPs for Wildlife Catherine Bearder has written a letter to President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China congratulating him on the historic ban on ivory sales across the republic. However, whilst this ban signifies remarkable progress, Catherine...read more
Member of MEPs for Wildlife Catherine Bearder has written a letter to President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia regarding the threats affecting night monkeys in his country. The concerns arise from the large extraction of wild primates for malaria research and the...read more
MEPs for Wildlife have written a letter to President Biya of the Republic of Cameroon on alleged human rights abuses of the Baka people by a trophy-hunting company.read more
On October 13th the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of Catherine Bearder MEP’s report on the EU’s Action Plan against wildlife trafficking. The report to the Environment Committee demanded that wildlife crime is included in Europol’s 2017 SOCTA...read more
Catherine Bearder MEP has drafted her report on the Commission's Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. Please follow the link to see the draft report. The deadline for amendments is Friday September 9th at 12:00pm, please feel free to contact...read more
MEPs For Wildlife recently wrote to Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella regarding the Maltese government's decision to open a turtle dove spring hunting season. This decision directly violates a former EU court ruling stating that...read more