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Parliamentary questions
2 June 2014
E-004369/2014
Answer given by Mr Potočnik on behalf of the Commission

The African lion is covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97(1) on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein. The Commission considers that this regime is not sufficient to address concerns over the trade in lion hunting trophies. As a result, the Commission has initiated a revision of EU rules through amendments to Commission Regulation (EC) No 865/2006(2) on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein which would go beyond CITES requirements for import of hunting trophies of a number of species into the EU, including lions. On that basis, and in cases where there are concerns about the sustainability of lion hunting in certain exporting countries, those new rules would give the possibility to the Commission to suspend imports of lion hunting trophies into the EU.

(1)OJ L 61, 3.3.1997.
(2)OJ L 166, 19.6.2006.

OJ C 377, 23/10/2014
Last updated: 2 June 2014Legal notice