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

  • Sep 02, 2020 · News Item

    REPORT: COVID-19 Underscores Global Need to Combat Animal Smuggling in Aviation

    Many in the air transport sector have stepped up as global leaders in the fight against wildlife trafficking, which may prove critical to helping mitigate future zoonotic disease events
  • Sep 02, 2020 · News Item

    Covid-19 should be a warning to prevent illegal animal trade, say experts

    The National - The illegal trade of wild animals and exotic pet markets is putting the world at risk of further pandemics like Covid-19, experts have warned.
  • Jul 23, 2020 · News Item

    ROUTES July Newsletter

    Please find information on new resources, and more, below in the latest edition of the ROUTES newsletter. 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.