World Wildlife Day: The EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

March 3, 2017

Hat: World Wildlife Day: The EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

Funding Scheme: 2017-03-03

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The Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking and to strengthen the EU’s role in the global fight against these illegal activities.


Wildlife trafficking has become one of the world’s most profitable organised crimes.  Thus, the EU Action Plan comprises a series of measures to be taken by EU institutions and/or Member States. The measures are based on three priorities:
1. Preventing wildlife trafficking and addressing its root causes;
2. Implementing and enforcing existing rules and combating organised wildlife crime more effectively;
3. Strengthening the global partnership of source, consumer and transit countries against wildlife trafficking.

Development cooperation funding streams, including the European Development Fund (EDF), the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace are mobilised.

The Commission will report to the Council and the European Parliament by July 2018 on progress in implementing the Action Plan, and on whether its priorities and objectives are appropriate and relevant.

Click here to check out the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

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