The USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership brought together transport and logistics companies, government agencies, development groups, law enforcement, conservation organizations, academia and donors to disrupt wildlife trafficking activities. The resources, tools and alliances created through ROUTES, continue to form 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

  • Jan 18, 2022 · News Item

    ROUTES From Take Off to Touch Down: Video and Report

    Before 2015, there was very little awareness of wildlife trafficking via air transport among the aviation industry, but the formation of the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership catalyzed a global response. At the end of six years of the Partnership we reflect upon its…
  • Nov 18, 2021 · News Item

    New mobile reporting app is helping combat wildlife trafficking and corruption in aviation

    A consortium of NGOs and industry partners have pooled their expertise to create Wildlife Sentinel: an app to help staff at airports, airlines, and other aviation companies report suspected wildlife trafficking and corruption. Released by Crime Stoppers International, the app is already being used by aviation personnel with many reports…
  • Sep 22, 2021 · News Item

    Aviation industry’s global message to wildlife traffickers: “It Doesn’t Fly With Us!”

    September 22, 2021 – This World Rhino Day, airports and airlines across the world come together to denounce the illegal wildlife trade and voice that they are on their guard against smuggling attempts.