Other Initiatives

ROUTES activities will contribute to global collective efforts to work with the transportation sector to combat wildlife trafficking. They will build upon the background research and assessments conducted under USAID’s Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (W-TRAPS) program and complement USAID’s Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, USAID’s Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) program, emerging USG-sponsored ARREST programs in Africa and Latin America, and other USAID programs at the country level. ROUTES will also assess the opportunities available to coordinate and engage with initiatives and institutions to deliver the common aim of combatting wildlife crime.

During recent years there has been an emergence of initiatives and focus on the issue of wildlife trafficking and engagement of the private sector, that have followed the success of efforts including the United for Wildlife (UfW) Transportation Task Force and the Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development led by the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and others. To find out more about these initiatives, visit:

U.S. Department of State (DOS)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime (ICCWC)

UNODC Global Programme for Combatting Wildlife and Forest Crime

USAID’s Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

United for Wildlife

World Bank