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Illegal Wildlife Trade: legislation, compliance and enforcement
Illegal Wildlife Trade: legislation, compliance and enforcement

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The EU accession to CITES: Will the EU be a more powerful and independent negotiator at CoP 17 ?
The following post has been prepared by our first Guest Blogger, Amandine Van Den Berghe* I n July 2015, the European Union officially
became a full member of the   Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora   (CITES),
t...
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Presentation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
Tomorrow at the European Parliament The Action Plan may already be consulted here .
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Upcoming Event in Brussels: European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE) Final Conference
The EFFACE project, funded
by the EU 7 th Research Framework Programme (or FP7 as we all know
it), is a 40-month project where eleven European research institutions and
think tanks have gathered efforts to assess the impacts of environmental crime in
the EU...
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Joining the Legal Atlas team
Law is everywhere, whether
you like it or not. Conservation issues are not an exception: to protect
wildlife there are many possible ways…law is an unavoidable one. Yet, law is complicated,
sometimes tedious, and for many people, a burden rather than a solu...
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Conference Report: CITES Enforcement and Wildlife Crime
A good number of people attended this event last Wednesday co-hosted by two MEPs of the MEPs for Wildlife Group and chaired by Daniel Turner from the Born Free Foundation. Very positive to see an audience not only from the NGO world but also representing ac...
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Enforcement as A Tool to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade
The CITES Convention requires parties to establish domestic
measures to penalize illegal trade. The success or failure of this depends on how CITES provisions are translated into national law, implemented and
enforced. The definition of enforcement may be f...
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Wildlife Crime and CITES Enforcement: Agenda and list of speakers
A little update for those interested in this event:  CITES Enforcement and Wildlife Crime The Agenda has been set up. Hosted by: MEP Benedek Jávor and MEP Pavel Poc  Mediator: Daniel Turner , Born Free Foundation   13:00 - MEP Benedek Jávor   13:05 - MEP Pa...
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Upcoming Wildlife crime event in the European Parliament on CITES enforcement
This MEPs for Wildlife Group is really taking its mandate seriously...  Write it down in your agendas:  Next 11 November in Brussels a new event organised by two MEPs, Pavel Poc and  Benedek Jávor, and co-hosted by the Group and the Born Free Foundation.  I...
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The legal concept of international wildlife trafficking
International trade of
wildlife is an old practice which dates hundreds of years back.  It was only in
the last century that the global community agreed to set a framework regulating
this lucrative trade through CITES . The text of the Convention was negoti...
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