The Americas are a hugely diverse wildlife market, acting as both a consumer destination but also as a transit hub. With many digital and online companies based in the US, working with the private sector to combat illegal trade on online platforms is a key priority.
Timber trade from South America is an ongoing issue, as the continent continues to face high levels of illegal logging and unsustainable harvesting.
We're helping bring together industry and the private sector in the fight against wildlife crime and cybercrimeCrawford Allan, Senior Director, America and Wildlife Crime
Explore wildlife trade priorities we're working on from our office in the US and their links to our wider projects.
With the development of new technologies and digital platforms, wildlife trade has increasingly moved to online avenues. A significance focus in the Americas has been bringing together tech companies across the world.
We're working with partners to facilitate online companies committing to actions which reduce the opportunities for criminals and illegal traders to exploit online platforms to trade in endangered or illegal wildlife products. The Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trade Online has been a major victory for wildlife, bringing together giants such as Tencent, Alibaba, Google, and Facebook. The USAID ROUTES Partnership is a separate initiative which arms the aviation and logistics industries with tools, training, and collaborative approaches to identify and shut down illegal wildlife products in global transport chains.
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