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
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
On the 2nd March 2016 Catherine Bearder MEP hosted the launch of the EU's Action Plan against Wildlife Crime at the Yehudi Menuhin space in the European Parliament. The audience included MEPs For Wildlife members Benedek Jávor MEP, Stefan Eck MEP, Marco Affronte MEP...read more
THE United States will not allow the importation of hunting trophies from Zimbabwe as it feels government revenues are not being channelled towards the communities where the species reside. Recently, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USWFS) listed two lion subspecies...read more
A weekly roundup of wildlife crimes from the National Geographic. RHINO POACHING: A member of Zimbabwe’s Central Intelligence Organization is part of a five-member syndicate charged with poaching four black rhinos in the Sango Valley Conservancy and selling their...read more
Taken from a WWF article: CITES meeting can provide boost in wildlife crime fight Geneva, Switzerland – With soaring wildlife crime prominent on the international agenda, the upcoming Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...read more
On 11th November key wildlife crime experts, representatives from the Commission, national governments and MEPs for Wildlife members' Benedek Jávor and Pavel Poc came together to examine the very serious and growing problems of the illegal wildlife trade and how the...read more
The United Nations passed a resolution on Thursday morning committing countries to intensify the fight against wildlife crime, at a time when attention is focused on hunting in Africa after the killing of “Cecil the Lion”. The resolution treats the issue like...read more