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Wildlife Trade Specialists

education and outreach raising awareness about wildlife trade and providing training

spreading the word about wildlife trade issues

Wildlife trade is a complicated issue. And one that is very often misunderstood.

We're putting wildlife trade issues back on the agenda where they matter most. From running public awareness events at airports to organising outreach programs at schools. All with a view to informing key (potential) players within wildlife trade chains about the importance of legality and sustainability.

Gayle Burgess, Behavioural Change Co-ordinator

workshops, events, and training sessions help spread the word about the complicated issues behind wildlife trade – keeping stakeholders informed of the latest trends and responses is an integral part of the journey towards sustainability

Gayle Burgess, Behavioural Change Co-ordinator

providing training, tools, and events for key stakeholders

A key aspect to many of our projects involves sharing our wildlife trade expertise with partners, civil society, or government agencies.

Whether this be leading timber identification training for customs officers in Cameroon or running behavioural change events with Vietnamese civil society organisations, education, training, and outreach events ensure relevant stakeholders are equipped with the latest insights on how best to respond to illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade.

An International Conference to Reduce Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products organised by TRAFFIC was the largest event of its kind, bringing together over 100 participants

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a selection of projects running outreach events and training

Wildlife Forensic Science

Wildlife forensics provides scientific evidence to inform investigations into crimes against wildlife, focusing on determining the identity of poached or illegally traded wildlife products, and addressing questions relating to the species, and geographic origin of samples.

We work with partners to increase the capacity of countries to conduct forensic analysis and ensure samples aid in detection and prosecution of wildlife crimes.

more about wildlife forensics

Wildlife TRAPS

The Wildlife TRAPS Project is designed to develop and deliver a suite of ground-breaking partnerships and pioneering approaches to tackle wildlife crime between Africa and Asia.

It includes working with a wide variety of businesses, companies, and financial industries to tackle poaching and illegal wildlife trade from a variety of angles.

more about Wildlife TRAPS

China's Champions of Change

Unsustainable consumer demand for wildlife products is a leading cause for the threats facing many species across the world.

China's Champions of Change is supporting the Chinese government in working to reduce the motivation behind the consumption of illegal or endangered wildlife products, specifically pangolin and rosewood.

more about China's Champions of Change

RESTORE Species

Worldwide, species are affected by direct threats related to trade, hunting and poisoning, which have decimated wildlife populations, and placed countless species at risk of extinction.

BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), TRAFFIC, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have joined forces to tackle these direct threats that threaten the survival in the wild of some of the world’s most vulnerable species.

more about RESTORE

FairWild

The FairWild Foundation was established in 2008 to promote the sustainable use of wild-collected plant ingredients in trade.

It guides the implementation of responsible resource management and guiding business in sustainable harvesting techniques, alongside spreading awareness of the need for sustainability in wild plant consumption amongst consumers. 

more about FairWild

ROUTES Partnership

The Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership brings together government agencies, transportation and logistics industry companies and representatives, international conservation, development and law enforcement organisations and donors in order to disrupt wildlife trafficking by air.

more about ROUTES

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