our mission


our mission is to ensure the trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature

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.

our conservation niche

TRAFFIC plays a unique and leading role as a global wildlife trade specialist. 

Our team of staff around the world carry out research, investigations and analysis to compile the evidence we use to catalyse action by governments, businesses and individuals, in collaboration with a wide range of partners, to help ensure that wildlife trade is not a threat to the conservation of nature.

Our team works in and connects across some of the world’s most critical wildlife trade hotspots to identify and help address both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development challenges and opportunities linked to trade in wild species.

our conservation strategy

how we work towards our goal

current projects
current projects

We currently have approximately 100 conservation projects running across the world. Explore a selection of them on our projects page.

current projects

conservation perspectives
conservation perspectives

Explore a selection of our expert perspectives on current issues within wildlife trade, conservation and sustainable development.

our perspectives

our governance

Our programme works alongside objectives from like-minded organisations. Visit our governance page to explore the drive behind our conservation strategy.

our governance structure