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

Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Cynthia Moss, IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Elephant Expert
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
James Isiche, Regional Director, East Africa
Regional Director, East Africa
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Peter Pueschel, Director, International Environmental Agreements
Director, International Environmental Agreements
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Regional Director, South Asia