Calls for action to Spain regarding Wildlife Traffic

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Dear European Environment Agency,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

-The different calls for action to Spain regarding the enforcement of laws on wildlife traffic since 2000.
-Documents analyzing Spain's achievement of the CITES agreement and actions to stop wildlife traffic.

Yours faithfully,

María Isabel Magaña

Dear European Environment Agency,

I am writing this confirmatory application since I have not received a response to the FOI I send regarding the calls for action made by your organization to Spain on Wildlife Traffic.

The response to this request has been delayed. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by March 17, 2015.

Since this has not been made, I am sending my appeal hoping you will respond my FOI with the information requested.

Yours faithfully,

María Isabel

Mette MÜLLER, European Environment Agency

Dear María Isabel Magaña,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA) regarding illegal trade of wildlife. Your email has been redirected to the EEA enquiries service.

Based on your enquiry, I am not sure how familiar you are with the EEA’s working remit. I have therefore included a brief description of it below.

The EEA aims to support the development and implementation of sound environmental policies in the EU and other EEA member countries by delivering timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-makers and the public. This is accomplished by collecting environmental data through Eionet (the European Environmental Information and Observation Network). Eionet is a network of environmental bodies and institutions active in the EEA member countries. Based on the compiled data the EEA produces environmental reports and indicators, which assist the European Community in its attempt to improve the environment and move towards sustainability in Europe. For additional information about the activities of the agency, please see the following website:

As you may see from this description, the EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe. Please be aware that the EEA does not study animal welfare nor illegal trade of wildlife.

Information about the EU and trade in fauna and flora can be found at the website of the Directorate-General for the Environment, see for instance: and

For an answer to your question about the Spanish involvement in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), you may wish to contact DG Environment or relevant national authorities. There may also be some information/statistics available from CITES itself and its Trade Data base accessible from their website

Kind regards,

Mette Müller
European Environment Agency | Kongens Nytorv 6 | 1050 Copenhagen K | Denmark
Tel: (+45) 3343 5902 | Email [email address]

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Olivier CORNU, European Environment Agency

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Dear Mrs Magaña,


Please find attached a letter for your attention in response to your
application for access to EEA information and documents.


Yours sincerely,


Olivier Cornu

Head of legal services and logistics group


European Environment Agency

Kongens Nytorv 6

1050 Copenhagen K


Tel. : +45 33 36 72 46

Fax : +45 33 36 72 73

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