WCS EU

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jul 2021 - Jun 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

13

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    WCS EU

    EU Transparency Register

    054662633848-40 First registered on 04 Feb 2019

    Goals / Remit

    The goals of WCS EU (according to the legal statutes) are:

    1. Saving wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

    2. Protecting and conserving the natural environment, its flora and fauna including by undertaking innovative approaches thereto, and in particular but without limitation:
    * the conservation and preservation of wildlife and wild places;
    * the support of programs of and efforts for (i) scientific, conservation and veterinary research regarding wildlife and wild places, and (ii) conservation, preservation, protection, management and care of wildlife (including veterinary care and breeding of endangered and other species) in wild places or in parks, reserves, gardens, protected areas or other locations; and
    * the provision of education, advice and training in relation to means of pursuing human livelihoods which are compatible with the conservation and protection of the natural en (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    WCS EU is contributing scientific and technical advice in relation to a range of EU policy issues, notably:
    1. Implementation of the EU action plan against wildlife trafficking
    2. EU engagement in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    3. Development of an EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 and EU engagement in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) post 2020 discussion
    4. The implementation of the EU to protect and restore the world’s forests
    5. EU engagement in the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS)
    6. Discussions on the Multilateral Financial Framework (MFF) in relation to environmental, notably biodiversity, priorities within the new instrument for development cooperation

    Address

    Head Office
    Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Nov 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Arnaud Goessens 21 Apr 2022 20 Apr 2023
    Ms Janice WEATHERLEY-SINGH 23 Feb 2019 21 Feb 2020
    Mr Arnaud Goessens 23 Feb 2019 29 Feb 2020

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Not applicable

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2021 - Jun 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    560,336€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY US 465,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3282 #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society#EU Biodiversity Platform#E02210#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2210 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    WCS EU is not formally involved in any European Parliament intergroup but we have attended meetings and been asked to give presentations. We are an advisory NGO to the MEPs4Wildlife group.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    13 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 20 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Implementation of biodiversity policies, including preparation of biodiversity COP15 and CITES COP19
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject One Health and Pandemic agreement
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Commission
      • Ines Prainsack (Cabinet member)
      • Annukka Ojala (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss COP15, mainly focused on the road ahead to Montreal in December, as well as the topics of biodiversity funding and deforestation.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Luke Haasbeek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Discussion about Commission's legislative proposal on deforestation and forest degradation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Eglantine Cujo (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 May 2021 Location video-confernece
      Subject Deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject upcoming regulation on deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Apr 2021 Location video phone call
      Subject Deforestation and forest degradation.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Forest Partnerships
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Sep 2020 Location phone call
      Subject Implementation of EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Apr 2020 Location Conference call
      Subject wildlife conservation and biodiversity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject 1. CBD and EU biodiversity strategy, Implementation of the EU Communication on conservation and restoration of the world’s forests, Implementation and follow-up to the EU action plan on wildlife trafficking, CMS CoP, IUCN Congress
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Marius Vaščega  (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Oct 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on sustainable development and biodiversity
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Jul 2019 Location Brusels
      Subject discussion on EU action on fighting deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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