The EU takes first steps in the implementation of the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking
Today the EU and its Member States tabled an ambitious set of proposals ahead of the next meeting of the CITES Convention, which will take place from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg. The EU is proposing to extend the CITES protection to a number of species imported into the EU, notably as pets. It is proposing actions to ensure the protection of rosewood and a number of marine species, including eels. The proposals also aim to increase transparency in the functioning of the CITES Convention, fight corruption and set up standards applying to international trade in hunting trophies of species such as lions. The EU will be consulting with CITES Parties in the coming weeks to ensure a successful meeting at CITES CoP17 in September 2016.Read more...
List of proposals submitted by the EU and its Member States for consideration at CoP 17:
1. Proposals to amend Appendix I or II of the Convention
2. Proposals for Resolutions and Decisions
3. Proposals to amend Appendix I or II of the Convention for consideration at CITES CoP17 for which the EU and its Member States have decided to act as co-proponents
For further information please consult the webpage of the CITES Secretariat.
16th Conference of the Parties - Bangkok (Thailand), 3 - 14 March 2013
15th Conference of the Parties to CITES - Doha (Qatar), 13 - 25 March 2010
14th Conference of the Parties to CITES (3 - 15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands)
27 - 29 June 2006, Brussels: International
workshop on illegal trade in caviar
The European Commission brought together key countries to tackle the issue