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
Loss of biodiversity is occurring at an alarming rate, One elephant is killed in Africa every 15 minutes for its tusks. We must take action now to save these species. MEPs for Wildlife wrote to Commissioner Vella calling for a total ban on ivory trade and import in...read more
The EU has the Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking in place, and we are expecting a review on this by July. In addition to this we are writing a report on combating the destabilizing effects of wildlife trafficking in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...read more
It has just been announced that 24 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean countries met in Costa Rica over the weekend and adopted the world’s first binding agreement to protect the human rights of environmental defenders. This means Measures will be...read more
Wildlife trafficking is crippling the planet We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. We are losing plants and animals at an alarming rate and humans are to blame. One of the most serious threats to biodiversity loss is wildlife trafficking. With a...read more
The MEPs for Wildlife group have written to European Commissioners Timmermans and Vella to show their support for the ambitious plastics strategy announced last month. The letter highlights the devastating consequences that plastic has on marine biodiversity with a...read more
The MEPs for Wildlife group have written to the US Ambassador to the EU, to thank Donald Trump for not reversing the ban on elephant trophies into the US. The letter highlights the fact that trophy hunting cannot be used as conservation method because some of the...read more
The European Commission recently launched an online consultation to find out what EU citizens think about the ivory trade. MEPs For Wildlife want citizens to have their voice heard in this process, but the questionnaire itself is not for the faint-hearted! It can get...read more
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