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Parliamentary questions
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21 January 2015
E-000810-15
Question for written answer E-000810-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Neena Gill (S&D)

 Subject:  EU action to battle animal extinction
 Answer in writing 

It is estimated that between 500 and 36 000 species are going extinct every year. In addition to this, over 22 000 species are threatened with extinction according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Meanwhile, illegal wildlife trade generates an estimated USD 10 billion a year.

What steps does the Commission intend to take to follow up on the results of:
1. the stakeholder consultation on the effectiveness of current measures and the future role of the EU in the global fight against wildlife trafficking launched in February 2014;
2. the conference of 10 April 2014 organised with a view to identifying measures and actions to be undertaken by the EU to strengthen its approach against wildlife trafficking?
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