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Wildlife trade is complex. Deepen your understanding with our tools and online courses that can help you act on illegal wildlife trade and enable you to support legal wildlife trade - regardless of whether you are in the transport sector, a behaviour change practitioner, or in law enforcement.

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Case Studies and Guidelines
3D replica shark fins

Download 22 3D shark fin scans and painting guidelines to help enforcement officers identify key CITES-listed species in trade.

Website
9-Steps for CITES Non Detriment findings

A website introducing the 9-Step process for making science-based non-detriment findings for CITES-listed timber and perennial plant species.

App
9-Steps Non Detriment findings decision tree

An interactive decision tree to help you review the necessary NDF considerations involved in each step, recording and saving your findings as you go.

Website
Behaviour change decision tree

An interactive decision tree that can be applied to tackle illegal wildlife consumption and bring broader biodiversity conservation benefits.

Online Course
Behaviour change online course

Guiding practitioners, social marketers, communicators, and anyone looking to develop behavioural change interventions.

Website
Change Wildlife Consumers Toolkit

Digital toolkit for enhancing social and behavioural change commuication for conservation impact

Case Studies and Guidelines
Choosing the right messenger

Good practice guidelines to help you choose the best spokesperson or delivery mechanism for your behavioural change intervention.

Online Course
CITES Non-detriment Findings for Perennial Plants online course

This outlines the 9-step process to support CITES Scientific Authorities making NDFs for species listed in CITES Appendix II.

Online Course
CITES Non-detriment Findings for Timber online course

This outlines the 9-step process to support CITES Scientific Authorities making NDFs for species listed in CITES Appendix II.

Case Studies and Guidelines
Designing effective messages

Good practice guidelines for designing effective behavioural intervention messages.

Website
East African Association of Prosecutors

The online centre for the EAAP, providing materials, courses, and  forum to connect East African prosecutors working on wildlfie crime.

Online Course
Engaging the financial sector on wildlife trade

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project online course on how to engage the financial sector on anti-corruption issues related to wildlife crime.

Online Course
FIATA-TRAFFIC digital course on the prevention of wildlife trafficking

For freight forwarders wanting to protect themselves from inadvertently transporting smuggled wildlife products and how to report and respond to instances of wildlife trafficking.

Case Studies and Guidelines
Financial Flows and Payment Mechanisms Behind Wildlife Crime

The Case Digest provides a thorough examination of the financial data from more than 40 wildlife crime cases from across the globe, including 11 detailed case studies. 

Website
Financial Flows IWT Toolkit

This toolkit developed for financial institutions focuses on trade between Africa and Asia and the convergence of IWT with other serious crimes.

Case Studies and Guidelines
Illegal wildlife products found in Southeast Asia

A pocket-sized picture guide to commonly trafficked wildlife in the Golden Triangle area of Myanmar, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Thailand. Also available in Burmese, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Online Course
Introduction to anti-corruption

Targeting Natural Resources Corruption project online course introducing Corruption, Anti-Corruption, and Natural Resource Management. (en español) (en français)

Online Course
Introductory digital course on CITES

What is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and its Appendices?

Case Studies and Guidelines
Owls of India ID Guide

An identification guide to support enforcement identify species of Indian owls in illegal trade. the guide is also available in Hindi.

Case Studies and Guidelines
Red flag indicators for wildlife and timber trafficking in containerized sea cargo

What are the red flags of illegal wildlife trade in the container shipping sector? Understand how to spot the high-risk routes and other smuggling methods and how CITES permit systems are bypassed.

Website
ROUTES dashboard

Interactive graphics and visualisation tools on wildlife trafficking through airports and flight routes between 2009 and 2021 derived from open-source wildlife seizure data collected by C4ADS.

Website
ROUTES guidance and reports

ROUTES reports on why and how the aviation sector can take action against wildlife trafficking. Includes region-specific data and IWT-related topics such as zoonoses and other transnational crimes.

Online Course
ROUTES Partnership digital courses

Guidance for aviation companies to deliver training on wildlife trafficking for their staff. (Most resources are also available in French, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.)

Presentation
ROUTES/ACI training videos

ACI training video for airport staff: an overview of the wildlife trafficking crisis and how airport staff around the world can detect and report wildlife trafficking crimes. (Short 6-minute or longer 12-minute video)

Case Studies and Guidelines
Species Identification Guide for Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand

An 89-page guidebook to help enforcement officers identify species openly sold in markets in three Mekong countries. Also available in Burmese, Laotian, Thai, and Chinese.

Case Studies and Guidelines
Species Identification Guide for Southeast Asia

A 115-page guide to identifying 57 wildlife taxa commonly trafficked throughout Southeast Asia. A quick reference for enforcers to determine if a case requires more scrutiny, investigation, or action.

Website
TradeMapper

TradeMapper is an interactive tool to visualise trade data, through source, transit, and destination countries.

App
Wildlife sentinel

CSI Wildlife Trafficking Reporting App for Air transport staff. A confidential and anonymous mobile reporting app for air transport staff to report any suspicions of wildlife trafficking to law enforcement.

Website
Wildlife Trade portal

The most comprehensive open-access repository of wildlife seizure data. The Wildlife Trade Portal is an interactive tool that displays TRAFFIC’s open-source wildlife seizure and incident data.

Case Studies and Guidelines
Zero-Tolerance Approach to IWT in the Chinese banking sector

These guidelines support Chinese financial institutions identify and take a zero-tolerance approach to the illegal wildlife trade.