We were established as the "wildlife trade monitoring network". Although our expertise and objectives have expanded since then, wildlife trade monitoring is still at the heart of what we do.
"Evidence to Influence" is a core approach within our overall conservation strategy, ensuring that expert research and impartial analysis guide our policy decisions and recommendations. Our international team of conservationists collect and use the latest trade data to make keep our analysis parallel with evolving trade dynamics.
Our scientifically rigorous approach to wildlife trade monitoring is what sets us apart, and gives us the influence we need to bring about lasting changeThomasina Oldfield, Science, Research and Analysis Co-ordinator
Keeping abreast of the latest trade trends, fluctuations, dynamics and criminal activity is essential to protecting natural biodiversity.
Across the world our expert team evaluates the legal and illegal trade in wildlife across all taxa, ensuring that we have the latest data across as wide a field as possible. It is this analysis that forms the backbone of the action we are able to develop and promote across the globe.
One of the main reason behind TRAFFIC's formation was to support the implementation of CITES policy.
Although the scope of our work has since expanded, we still work closely with CITES Management Authorities to ensure compliance, understanding, and successful implementation of CITES regulation. In some cases, such as with the Elephant Trade and Information System (ETIS), we have been directly mandated to monitor a particular wildlife trade.
Clear, accurate, and impartial data are the founding element to our Evidence to Influence conservation approach.
In order to bring about lasting, transformative change and influence policy decisions that benefit wildlife and sustainable development, we rely on our trade monitoring to provide us with powerful, and reliable evidence.
the vast majority of our publications are associated with trade monitoring, below are the latest reports and the most recent news associated with our analysis of trade trends
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