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Wildlife Trade Specialists

countering wildlife trafficking through
Tanzania's sea ports

Published 19th September 2019

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Countering wildlife trafficking through Tanzania's ports

Wildlife trafficking is the illegal cross-border trade in live wildlife, wildlife products or their derivatives, both of fauna and flora. It is one of the most lucrative types of transnational crime along with the illegal trade in drugs, counterfeit goods and human trafficking. This report was prepared in advance of a three-day workshop organised in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania by TRAFFIC, UNDP and UNODC, which brought together key port stakeholder groups to discuss ways to counter wildlife trafficking through Tanzania's sea ports.

Countering wildlife trafficking through Tanzania's ports

Report author(s):
Leanne Little

Publication date:
September 2019

About Wildlife TRAPS

The USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project is an initiative that is designed to secure a transformation in the level of co-operation between an international community of stakeholders who are impacted by illegal wildlife trade between Africa and Asia. The project is designed to increase understanding of the true character and scale of the response required, to set priorities, identify intervention points, and test non-traditional approaches with project partners.

UNDP-GEF Reducing Maritime Trafficking of Wildlife between Africa and Asia project

Financed by the GEF and implemented by UNDP between 2018 and 2021, this project under the GEF-financed, World Bank led Global Wildlife Program aims to curb maritime wildlife trafficking, targeting key routes and transit points between Africa and Asia. The GEF launched the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) in June 2015, bringing together funding from the GEF and a wide range of partners, including the Governments of participating countries, GEF Agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, the private sector and civil society. GWP national projects are currently under implementation in 29 partner countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including Kenya.