CITES COP19 in Panama. On 5th April 2022, WCS EU developped EU-focused recommendations for the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19). To access the recommendations click here.
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. On 3rd March 2022, UNODC and WCS organised a virtual dialogue to present lessons learned and discuss challenges and opportunities for a renewed EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking, including how the EU can support the fight against wildlife trafficking in the field in partner countries. To access the conference report click here.
Global Biodiversity Finance. On 3rd March 2022, WCS EU and other NGOs sent a letter to EU DEV Ministers in advance of their meeting on 6th and 7th March in Montpellier, urging them to make strong, ambitious financial commitments for biodiversity. To access the letter click here.
Forest and Ecosystem Risk Commodities. On 3rd February 2022, WCS EU co-signed a NGO statement on the proposed EU regulation on deforestation-free products, calling on the European Parliament and Member States to ensure the current proposal is strengthened. To access the statement click here.