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Wildlife Crime

Study for the ENVI Committee
In the context of preparing an EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, the European Parliament commissioned a study to analyze wildlife crime in the EU, in particular the level and quality of enforcement in Member States. This study provided numerous insights on how to enhance the fight against wildlife crime. First, a higher priority should be placed on combating wildlife crime at the political level in addition to the measures taken by enforcement bodies. Secondly, Member States should provide for the specialization of enforcement staff and units. Finally, the report highlights the need for improved data collection, better cooperation and more demand reduction measures. The study is available for download.Read more

Analysis of Wildlife Crime in Five Member States

In-depth analysis
The Ecologic Institute, together with a consortium, conducted a study on wildlife crime, which gives an overview over the state of wildlife crime in Europe. As as a basis for this study, in-depth analyses were carried out for five EU member states. Ecologic Institute conducted the in-depth analysis of wildlife crime in Germany. The analysis concludes that Germany is not a main destination for illegal wildlife products from iconic species, but still an important destination for live animals like reptiles for the pet market. It is also an important transit country for ivory and other illegally traded animal parts from Western and Central Africa with East and South-East Asia as the main region of destination. The studies were compiled on behalf of the European Parliament and are available for download.Read more

Komplexer Standort mit Wasserkraftnutzung und charakteristischen Schädigungsursachen

Infographic in a manual on site specific evaluations of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems
The infographic gives an examplary overview of the multitude and type of injury of fish at complex hydropower sites.Read more

Overview of Typical Corridor Components and Associated Characteristic Causes of Injury of Fish

Infographic in a manual on site specific evaluations of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems
The infographic gives an overview of which characteristic causes of injury of fish is caused by which typical corridor components (e.g. barriers, turbines).Read more

Mögliche Wirkungen von Standorten wassertechnischer Anlagen auf Fischindividuen

Infographic in a manual on site specific evaluations of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems
The infographic visualises various risks of fish injury caused by technical water installations.Read more

Multistage Optimisation Process During Site-specific Evaluation of Fish Protection and Fish Downstream Migration

Infographic in a manual on site specific evaluations of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems
The infographic presents the optimisation process during site-specific evaluations. Deficiencies can be identified at an early stage, during technical and hydraulic characterisation and during study of fish migration. Optimisation proposals can then be developed. Thus the efficacy of optimisation measures implemented can be tested during the course of the evaluation process.Read more

Process of Analysis for Evaluating Fish Protection and Fish Downstream Migration

Infographic in a manual on site specific evaluations of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems
The infographic presents the five-step process for deriving the final statement on function for the investigation of biological downstream migration by fish.Read more

Steps and Criteria Used to Develop the Design for an Investigation of Fish Downstream Migration

Infographic in a manual on site specific evaluations of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems
The infographic presents the process and criteria to be considered for the design development for an investigation of fish downstream migration.Read more

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