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USAID ROUTES Partnership to present at AviaDev Africa

March 7, 2018 - AviaDev-the only forum that is dedicated to growing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent -is delighted to announce the signing of a new conference participation agreement with the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership.

ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking

Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2018- To help detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Kenya, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership today delivered a training workshop in Nairobi for airline transport staff on the key role they play in preventing the trafficking of wildlife. Cabin crew, ground handlers, cargo processors, and staff from regional airports participated in the interactive sessions.

LAM To Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 27th February 2018 — Today, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership delivered a training workshop in Maputo for transport staff to learn how they can play a key role in helping prevent the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in Mozambique. During the worship, cabin crew, ground handlers, cargo processors, and other regional airport staff learned how to detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Mozambique.

Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Among USAID's "10 Best" in 2017

In 2017, new collaborations and strong interest from the transport sector provided hope for highly-trafficked endangered species. The USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership is honored to be included in USAID's article, "Be Inspired: 10 of USAID's Best," which looks back at efforts from the past year that have resulted in some of the greatest impacts.

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.