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Transport sector resources

This page brings together available free resources developed by a range of different partners to support the transport sector to counter wildlife trafficking.

It serves as a ‘one-stop-shop’ to help air, maritime, and logistics companies in building their employees capacity to prevent, detect and report the illegal wildlife trade. This is a live page, to which resources are added as they become available. If you would like to suggest the inclusion of new relevant material, please contact Philippa Dyson at Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Resources for ALL TRANSPORT COMPANIES AND ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Introductory digital course on CITES
Introductory digital course on CITES

This online course provides an introduction to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Introduction to CITES

WILDLIFE TRADE PORTAL
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.

Wildlife trade portal

transport taskforce
transport taskforce

United for Wildlife’s Transport Taskforce works with transport sector businesses to develop solutions to wildlife trafficking and encourages companies to join the fight against the illegal wildlife trade by signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration.

UFW Transport Taskforce

Aviation industry

ROUTES Partnership training materials
ROUTES Partnership training materials

ROUTES has developed a range of tools for companies to deliver training on wildlife trafficking prevention for their staff.

The materials include e-learning courses and presentations in various lengths for a range of transport roles and geographies. The resources are available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish, and can be used or adapted free of charge.

ROUTES Partnership

ROUTES Awareness Videos
ROUTES Awareness Videos

Awareness and training videos for air transport staff.

A range of 3-minute to 12-minute videos providing an overview of the wildlife trafficking crisis and how airport and other air transport staff around the world can be better prepared to detect and report wildlife trafficking crimes.

Airport staff

Air transport staff

ROUTES DASHBOARD
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.

ROUTES Dashboard

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

The two-hour online course equips freight forwarders with the information they need to protect themselves from inadvertently transporting smuggled wildlife products and how to report and respond to instances of wildlife trafficking.

FIATA-TRAFFIC online course

ACI and IATA
ACI and IATA

Airports Council International and the International Air Transport Association have anti-wildlife trafficking resources, guidance and assessment programmes available through their websites.

ACIIATA
ROUTES Guidance and reports
ROUTES Guidance and reports

The ROUTES website contains guidance documents and reports detailing why and how the aviation sector can take action against wildlife trafficking, as well as region-specific data and the links between wildlife trafficking and topics such as zoonoses and other transnational crimes.

Industry resources

wildlife sentinel
wildlife sentinel

CSI wildlife trafficking reporting app for air transport staff.

A confidential and anonymous mobile reporting app developed with Crime Stoppers International for air transport staff to report any suspicions of wildlife trafficking to law enforcement.

Wildlife Sentinel

Transport and logistics operators along maritime supply chains

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

The report equips frontliners in the container shipping sector with information to enhance the detection of suspicious cargoes and possible non-compliance. It captures known red flags for illegal wildlife trade, with a focus on high-risk routes, cover-loads, and other smuggling methods used for species commonly found smuggled in containers. It also includes a dedicated section about CITES and examples of how its permit systems have been circumvented.

Request access to the report

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

The two-hour online course, developed by FIATA equips freight forwarders with the information they need to protect themselves from inadvertently transporting smuggled wildlife products and how to report and respond to instances of wildlife trafficking.

The course contributes towards the minimum requirements needed to obtain the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

FIATA-TRAFFIC online course

UNDP’s PortMate Assessment Tool
UNDP’s PortMate Assessment Tool

PortMATE – Port/Border Crossing Monitoring and Anti-Trafficking Evaluation Tool has been designed as an additional assessment tool fully complementary to the ICCWC Indicator Framework for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime and focused mainly on ports.

PortMate

DCSA – Digital Container Shipping Association
DCSA – Digital Container Shipping Association

A global business network working towards a maritime industry free of corruption.

DCSA

MACN – Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
MACN – Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

A global business network working towards a maritime industry free of corruption.

MACN

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) & UNDP Training Programme
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) & UNDP Training Programme

The free-to-attend ports and supply chain training programme aims at countering illegal wildlife trade through seaports between Africa and Asia.

Supply chain training programme

UNDP Awareness Resources
UNDP Awareness Resources

UNDP has developed a short video and several factsheets to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking through maritime ports, red flag indicators and preventative measures.
Factsheet: trends
Factsheet: red flags
Factsheet: prevention
Combating IWT through ports video