Wildlife crime and habitat loss have pushed many rare animals to the brink of extinction.

What can the European Union and the member states contribute to stop criminals and to protect threatened animals?

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The same attitude from trophy hunting, animals are seen as commodities and not living things. We need to expand the safari trade so that viewing these animals in their natural habitat is more accessible to the west and in turn more profitable to Africa. A prime example is African farmers instead of killing wild animals that trespass on their land and endanger their lives and livelihood will now (because of trophy hunting) reserve a plot of their land were they can protect these animals from poachers. This is just an example of how the solution would work as in this case its only prolonging the death till someone pays more for the whole head of the rhino than just the horn. But if we make it more profitable for the farmer to protect the animals in their own environment it will be more beneficial for all parties involved.
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Stop the import of materials coming from animals! Like ivory for example, right now ivory is being imported in Europe with the claim of being 'vintage' or 'retro', while research shows that the objects in question are actually being made from fresh ivory! These lies need to be stopped. Also, we should make clear to the people that products such as tiger balm have no 'magical' powers. These kind of beliefs are not from this time anymore. We should start protecting the nature reserves better. Train more rangers who keep an eye out for poachers, I would love a job like that. The biggest threat for nature right now is one of her own children: the human kind. So make the world conscious about what's happening to the rest of natures children! And stop materialism!

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Protection of wildlife requires Education and awareness, as basic as that. Consumerism, wealth-orietend standards and lifestyles are big societal drivers that drive animal species to the edge of extinction. We must stop thinking, for instance, that a dead bear or a dead lion are a trophy worth admiring, or a trophy for which we deserve admiration. Shifting cultural paradigms in Europe and in the World for societies that stand for life protection.
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I believe the European Union should introduce more bans upon hunting and a ban on hunting as a whole to protect our wildlife. Not just banning the hunting itself but banning the thing that encourage hunters to hunt these precious animals. The things that encourages them to do is is the knowledge of making a lot of money from it. So, I also propose to ban all clothing that are made from an animal e.g. furs, skins etc. This will take money from the hunters therefore giving them a lot less motive to keep hunting these animals.
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One thing we can do is to forbid keeping wild animals as pets, which also means banning circus from using wild animals. If govertment find someone is keeping pet tiger he will be confiscated, neutred and put in the shelter.

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