Countering illegal wildlife trade Collaborative actions along transportation supply chains

Published 19 November 2015

Countering illegal wildlife trade

The transportation and logistics sector is the backbone of global trade and provides essential services we all benefit from. Unfortunately freight forwarders, logistics companies, land, air and sea carriers, including passenger airlines, are increasingly being abused by traffickers in wild animals and plants and their products, who heavily rely on them to smuggle illicit goods from sources to market destinations.

Collaborative actions along transportation and supply chains

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Publication date:
November 2015

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.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for the majority of overseas development assistance from the United States Government and works to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity for America and the world.