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Wildlife Traffickers Exploiting Airlines Worldwide

A new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.

Trapping Illegal Wildlife Traders

April 2017 - Members of the air cargo community have led the way in denouncing the illegal wildlife trade, estimated to be worth USD19 billion a year, and pledging to work with authorities in the fight against traffickers, reports Yvonne Mulder.

ROUTES Representation at EU Wildlife Trafficking Event

February 22, 2017, Brussels-On February 8, the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) marked the first anniversary of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking with a series of meetings aimed at strengthening collaboration among stakeholders to implement the Action Plan.

Airlines in South Africa and Vietnam Increase Efforts to Stop Wildlife Trafficking

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th September – As world conservation leaders meet to discuss the fate of endangered species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 17th Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg, South Africa, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership conducted two concurrent trainings with airport personnel to highlight the abuse of the transport sector for wildlife trafficking.