Wildlife Trade Specialists

A Ground Pangolin © David Brossard

Wildlife TRAPS Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting

A Ground Pangolin © David Brossard


The Wildlife TRAPS Project, financed by USAID and implemented by TRAFFIC in collaboration with IUCN, is designed to develop and deliver a suite of ground-breaking partnerships and pioneering approaches to tackle wildlife crime between Africa and Asia.

Wildlife TRAPS uses targeted assessments, collaborative action planning, and innovative approaches to identify and advance interventions that can break trafficking chains and disrupt organised criminal networks.


of South African abalone is illegally sourced

Nick Ahlers, Project Leader - Wildlife TRAPS

Wildlife TRAPS works with a vast array of specialised networks in both the private and public sectors to develop innovative solutions and create lasting systemic changes in how illegal wildlife trade is prioritised and enforced globally

Nick Ahlers, Project Leader - Wildlife TRAPS

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latest reports and materials

Trade analysis, reports and risk assessments all form part of the way in which Wildlife TRAPS tackles wildlife smuggling and works towards sustainability. View the latest resources here.

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