The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on October 13 to back a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade.
MEPs unanimously adopted a report that outlines parliament’s response to an EU action plan presented by the European Commission.
Rapporteur Catherine Bearder (ALDE, UK) tabled the report. She said: “Wildlife trafficking is the fourth biggest organised criminal activity on the planet. It is high time we got really serious about it. The penalties agains...

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