Tom Vierus / WWF-US

our accounts how much we receive and where we spend it

Tom Vierus / WWF-US


our finances

TRAFFIC International’s year to the end of June 2020 took a surprising and often challenging course as a result of external events, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, our activities remained on track and overall the organisation has proven itself institutionally robust.

Despite the overwhelming influence of unpredictable global events, TRAFFIC continued to both drive forward its existing commitments to address wildlife trade impacts on nature and livelihoods during the year and also addressed new demands to focus on associated risks of emerging diseases linked to such commerce.


Of our revenue is dedicated to charitable purposes


Emma Cooper, Senior Finance Manager

We ensure that the vast majority of the income we receive goes straight back into our invaluable conservation projects working across the world

Emma Cooper, Senior Finance Manager

our latest statement: 2020 expenditure

where our money comes from

During the year, TRAFFIC received income totalling £9.4m through its seven offices. Although a decrease compared to the previous year, our income has increased 36% in the last five years as we continue to increase the conservation impact we have.

where we spend our money

Expenditure totalled £9.6m as we implemented projects across the world. During the year only 3% of our income was spent on the cost of raising funds – 97% of our income is spent on our charitable objectives addressing wildlife crime and illegal trade, and promoting sustainable, legal wildlife trade.

trustees annual reports and financial statements

Each year, in line with Charity and Company law, we produce an annual report which includes a full financial review as well as a retrospective look at the achievements of the year just past and identifies key areas of focus over the coming twelve months. Visit the Charity Commission website for more information. 

Short snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus. Photo: Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / WWF


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