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Proceedings of the International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU, 5-6 November 2001, Frankfurt, Germany

Proceedings of the International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU, 5-6 November 2001, Frankfurt, Germany
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Contributors: Anton M, Dragffy N, Pendry S, Young TR, eds.

Conference proceedings from “International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU” held by TRAFFIC Europe and the IUCN Environmental Law Center.

Author(s): Anton M, Dragffy N, Pendry S, Young TR, eds.

Publication Date: 2002

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  • Conference proceedings from “International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU” held by TRAFFIC Europe and the IUCN Environmental Law Center.
  • This document contains summaries of conference presentations, working group discussions and recommendations, and overall recommendations for improving the enforcement and prosecution of wildlife-trade-related crime.
  • The conference was held to present the information and analysis gathered by a previous joint project “to undertake research and compile information to develop recommendations that will help to improve the administrative and judicial oversight of enforcement actions, sanctions, and penalties relating to wildlife trade.”
  • The workshop sought “to involve, inform, and raise awareness among responsible agencies, judges, lawyers and targeted audiences relating to the implementation and enforcement of Regulations concerning wildlife trade in the EU.”
  • Main recommendations from the workshop included:

-       Develop a “systematic understanding of the primary types of offenders and the nature of their offences.”

-       Enhance “coordination and information exchange among agencies at the national level, among EU Member States, and also between the EU and other countries,”

-       Amend or pass new legislation to strengthen wildlife trade enforcement, improve rates of apprehension and conviction, and compile statistical information on market value and uses of wildlife.

-       Raise “awareness of the importance of wildlife trade controls, and their value in achieving environmental goals” in part by training a core group of prosecutors and judges in wildlife crime.

 

Citation: Anton M, Dragffy N, Pendry S, Young TR, eds. Proceedings of the International Expert Workshop on the Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU, 5-6 November 2001, Frankfurt, Germany. In: Vol Brussels, Belgium and Gland, Switzerland; 2002:380.

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