The USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership brings together transport and logistics companies, government agencies, development groups, law enforcement, conservation organizations, academia and donors to disrupt wildlife trafficking activities, and forms a key element of the concerted international response to addressing wildlife poaching and associated criminal activities worldwide. 

How Aviation Staff Can Help Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade (Global)

This 3-minute video was produced with the support of the USAID ROUTES Partnership to help inform aviation staff about how to stop wildlife trafficking through air transport. The species and modes of trafficking in this video are examples and are not exclusive. The illegal wildlife trade is constantly evolving and staff can help by being aware of some of the key things to look out for.

Wildlife Trafficking Training Tools

ROUTES has developed a range of training tools for roles across the air transport sector.
These resources help teach employees how to detect, safety respond to, and report incidents of wildlife trafficking.

News and Updates

  • Nov 04, 2019 · News Item

    PODCAST: What can the African aviation industry do to reduce wildlife trafficking?

    AviaDev Africa CEO Jon Howell interviews ROUTES Training Lead Claire Beastall on location at the ACI Africa General Assembly Conference in Accra, Ghana. Learn more about the ROUTES Partnership and what the African aviation industry can do to reduce wildlife trafficking.
  • Oct 21, 2019 · News Item

    Airports across Africa convene to take action against wildlife trafficking

    Accra, Ghana— Recognizing the urgency of the wildlife trafficking crisis, more than 50 participants from airports across Africa attended a workshop hosted by the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership during the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Annual General Assembly & Regional Conference and Exhibition…
  • Oct 21, 2019 · News Item

    FIATA Launches Digital Course for Freight Forwarders to Prevent Wildlife Trafficking

    Cape Town, South Africa, 4th October 2019—FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, launched a new digital course “Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking” during the FIATA World Congress 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.