Wildlife Trade Specialists

Malaysian authorities displaying seized elephant tusks. Photo:  A. Jalil/TRAFFIC

action on wildlife trade

we're working to stop the poaching crisis, and protect species from unsustainable or illegal trade

What we do

Malaysian authorities displaying seized elephant tusks. Photo: A. Jalil/TRAFFIC


protecting natural biodiversity, supporting sustainable development

Wildlife trade is one of the world's most pressing conservation challenges, affecting hundreds of millions of people and thousands of wildlife species. TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. 

focus wildlife trade issues

scroll through to explore our current conservation and sustainability priorities within global wildlife trade

  • trade in rhino horn

    Three rhinos are poached each day. Highly organised criminal syndicates are funnelling rhino horn to Asian markets ...

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    African Rhinos
  • pangolin trade

    The world's most trafficked mammal; 1 million poached in a decade. At current trends, many face extinction in the wild

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  • elephants and ivory trade

    20,000 elephants are still being killed each year. Demand for ivory continues to threaten their long term survival ...

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    African Elephants
  • timber trade

    Illegal and unsustainable logging is destroying priceless rainforests. We're working to stop the destruction ...

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  • shark and ray trade

    Unregulated fisheries and rampant over-exploitation is decimating many populations of sharks and rays ...

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    Sharks and Rays

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Latest reports from the field:

explore our latest reports, studies and assessments of global wildlife trade, available to view online or download. Please contact us should you require a printed copy.

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