EU Momentum Building: NGOs Call on the EU to Close its Ivory Market

Brussels, 26 March 2019. Joint press release by Born Free Foundation, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Conservation International, Eurogroup for Animals, Environmental Investigation Agency, Fondation Franz Weber, Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pro Wildlife, Robin des Bois, Stop Ivory, WCS EU, Zoological Society of London Last week Belgium’s House of Representatives unanimously supported proposals to ban commercial trade in ivory (with strictly defined exemptions). The Federal Parliament will vote at its plenary session in early April, and is expected to adopt the proposals. This move brings Belgium in line with leading European countries such as the UK, Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands, […]