Bengal Tiger Panthera tigris tigris in the Kanha National Park, India © Sanskar Khedekar

Key projects

Bengal Tiger Panthera tigris tigris in the Kanha National Park, India © Sanskar Khedekar



our current projects and ongoing initiatives

Our conservation and development work is spread across a combination of ongoing trade monitoring, data gathering, policy engagement and individual projects.

In addition to our ongoing trade monitoring and provision of expert advice to governments and organisations around the world, we also run dedicated projects targeting key wildlife trade issues.

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Key projects

Change Wildlife Consumers Toolkit

We operate a Wildlife Consumers Behavioural Change online toolkit, a platform which hosts open-source research, guidance, documentation, reports, webinars, and discussion forums on everything related to behavioural change.

Wildlife Consumers

Elephant Trade Information System

The Elephant Trade Information System, commonly known as ETIS, is the CITES-mandated tool that tracks illegal trade in elephant ivory and other elephant products.


the FairWild Foundation

Promoting the ethical and sustainable use of wild collected plant ingredients in trade. The FairWild Foundation helps guide businesses throughout wild plant supply chains in applying sustainable and ethical practices.


the Global Shark and Ray Initiative

This is a joint project between TRAFFIC and various partners working to secure the future of our oceans through shark and ray conservation. Its goal is to halt the devastating declines in shark and ray populations by 2025, and secure international commitments that will see them protected for future generations.

Shark and Rays

© Jürgen Freund / WWF


Jatamansi trade

Wild-harvested medicinal and aromatic plants underpin Nepal’s traditional medicine systems and provide a critical source of income for low income rural communities. This project focuses on Jatamansi harvesting and trade.

Jatamansi trade

Leveraging legality in China's timber supply chain

Reducing deforestation, illegal trade, and the associated economic and biodiversity impacts requires targeted interventions throughout the source, transit, and consumer supply chain.

Timber legality


Reducing trade threats to Africa's wild species and ecosystems (ReTTA) strengthens actions to conserve wildlife populations, areas of high biodiversity, and communities threatened by illegal and unsustainable trade in wild species from Africa, with a particular focus on trade to Asia.


The ROUTES Partnership

The USAID ROUTES Partnership brought together governments, transportation and logistics companies and representatives, international conservation, development and law enforcement organisations in order to disrupt wildlife poaching and associated criminal activities worldwide.


Targeting Natural Resources Corruption

The TNRC project improves biodiversity outcomes by helping practitioners address the threats posed by corruption to wildlife, fisheries, and forests.


Trade in African succulents

This project provides a greater understanding of succulent plant trade dynamics to inform law enforcement strategy and action to combat illegal trade in succulent plant species.


Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange

The Wildlife Information eXchange's (TWIX) are international online platforms developed to facilitate information exchange and international co-operation between law enforcement agencies.


Wildlife forensics

We're working to develop access to forensic science to support wildlife law enforcement in Southern African states, alongside numerous Southeast Asian countries.

Wildlife forensics


Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife-TRAPS) works with key actors in the transport, finance, forensics, and behavioural change sectors to inform a One-health approach associated with the trade in wild species.


Wildlife sniffer dogs

As part of our work developing new technologies and approaches to fighting illegal wildlife trade, we’re working with WWF and authorities in India, Kenya, and beyond to harness the incredible potential of wildlife sniffer dogs.

Sniffer dogs

Wild at Home

The Wild at Home project brought important wild plant ingredients to light and supported the uptake of good sourcing practices in wild-harvested supply chains.

Wild at Home

Cross-cutting thematic issues

Tackling complex trade priorities requires a cross-cutting approach that harnesses our expertise across a number of targeted thematic issues.

Thematic issues