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

  • Mar 18, 2021 · News Item

    Shared Skies: Insights from wildlife trafficking in air transport can help address other forms of smuggling

    Washington, D.C. - The latest brief from ROUTES demonstrates that examining the links between different trafficking operations including wildlife, drugs and weapons is key to securing the aviation industry against transnational crime.
  • Feb 08, 2021 · News Item

    ROUTES hosts first webinar for Latin America and Caribbean aviation industry

    On Tuesday February 2, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership co-hosted a webinar aimed at aviation stakeholders in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, in partnership with Airports Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • Feb 02, 2021 · News Item

    ROUTES February 2021 Newsletter

    Take a look at the February 2021 edition of our newsletter for the latest resources and updates from across the Partnership. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the ROUTES team with questions or to discuss opportunities to strengthen your efforts to combat wildlife trafficking.