IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU

IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU

IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, how the enforcement of CITES regulations could be improved. To that end IFAW sat down with law enforcement officials from numerous EU member states and asked them, the experts, what needed to be done to better control the flow of illegal wildlife products like ivory in, out and through the EU.

Experts

Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Beth Allgood, Campaigns Director, United States
Campaigns Director, United States
Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Dr. Cynthia Moss, IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Elephant Expert
Dr. Ian Robinson, Vice President, Animal Welfare and Conservation
Vice President, Animal Welfare and Conservation
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Kelvin Alie, Programme Director, Wildlife Trade
Programme Director, Wildlife Trade
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Whales