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Airports Council International and the ROUTES Partnership Train Airport Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Sep 11, 2018 · News Item

Miami, Florida, 11 September 2018—In order to help combat the transport of illegal wildlife products, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport ...

Wildlife Traffickers Exploiting Vulnerabilities in the Air Transport Sector Worldwide

Aug 02, 2018 · News Item

Rhino seizures in 2017 increased three-fold from the year before, while airports in more than 130 countries experienced wildlife trafficking incidents in the ...

ACI World: Disrupting Illegal Wildlife Trafficking through the air transport sector

Jul 26, 2018 · News Item

July 2018 - At the 26th Meeting of the ACI World General Assembly, ACI member airports adopted a resolution against illegal wildlife trafficking, reaffirming ...

African Aerospace Magazine: Combatting the Trafficking of Illegal Wildlife

Jul 26, 2018 · News Item

July 2018 - Wildlife Trafficking is worth up to $21 billion USD and affects 7,000 species. Read the ROUTES feature article from African Aerospace Magazine. ...

ROUTES and Turkish Airlines install a life-size installation and host training for transport staff to learn how to detect and report wildlife trafficking

Jul 04, 2018 · News Item

Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2018- To help detect and report smugglers carrying wildlife and wildlife products through Turkey, the USAID Reducing Opportunities ...

ROUTES calls on airline industry to help stop the trafficking of wildlife

Jun 14, 2018 · News Item

June 14, 2018 - Engineering News - ROUTES has called on airlines and airports to work together to stop widespread wildlife trafficking.

Etihad Airways Develops Industry E-Learning Course to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Jun 05, 2018 · News Item

June 5, 2018 - Recognizing that wildlife traffickers are exploiting the interconnected air transport sector, Etihad Airways has developed a new 20-minute ...

ROUTES trains transport staff in Malawi as part of IATA Day

May 31, 2018 · News Item

Lilongwe, Malawi, May 22, 2018- To help detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Malawi, the USAID Reducing ...


Apr 26, 2018 · News Item

April 26, 2018 - In Aviation and Allied Business Journal, Michelle Owen, ROUTES Lead, explores the trends in global wildlife trafficking, giving the African ...

USAID ROUTES Partnership to present at AviaDev Africa

Mar 07, 2018 · News Item

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 ...

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

Mar 01, 2018 · News Item

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 ...

LAM To Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique

Feb 27, 2018 · News Item

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 27th February 2018 — Today, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership delivered a ...

ROUTES Workshop with Singapore Airlines Raises Awareness of Need to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Jan 30, 2018 · News Item

Supporting the worldwide effort to combat wildlife trafficking, Singapore Airlines worked with the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of ...

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

Jan 11, 2018 · News Item

In 2017, new collaborations and strong interest from the transport sector provided hope for highly-trafficked endangered species. The USAID Reducing ...

Busy end of year for transport sector initiatives to curb wildlife crime

Jan 10, 2018 · News Item

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018—TRAFFIC’s collaboration with the global transport and logistics sector through the USAID Reducing Opportunities for ...

Stopping Wildlife Crime Across the Airways

Oct 09, 2017 · News Item

With World Animal Day on 4 October, Etihad Airways' in-flight magazine looks at the devastating impact of wildlife trafficking and the efforts being made to ...

New Installation Raises Awareness of Wildlife Trafficking at Johannesburg Airport

Aug 07, 2017 · News Item

Johannesburg, South Africa - ROUTES recently unveiled a new awareness campaign for staff at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport to combat wildlife ...

Wildlife traffickers are flying under the radar at airports worldwide

Jul 12, 2017 · News Item

Is there an ongoing problem with wildlife trafficking at airports? ROUTES and International Airport Review investigate further…

Wildlife traffickers continue to profit from vulnerabilities in the global air transportation system

Jun 13, 2017 · News Item

Illegal wildlife trafficking – the fourth largest black market in the world and worth over $20 billion annually to criminal organisations – is now widespread ...

Wildlife Traffickers Exploiting Airlines Worldwide

May 17, 2017 · News Item

A new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air ...

Focus: Illegal wildlife trafficking - Killing by numbers

Apr 18, 2017 · News Item

The trade in illegal wildlife is estimated to be worth at least $19bn a year. In 2016, over 5,300 kilos of illegal ivory and rhino horn, and over 16,000 ...

Trapping Illegal Wildlife Traders

Apr 06, 2017 · News Item

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 ...

ROUTES Representation at EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking Anniversary Event

Apr 06, 2017 · News Item

February 22, 2017, Brussels-On February 8, the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) marked the ...

Communications Materials Available for Travel and Tourism Industry

Apr 06, 2017 · News Item

February 16, 2017- Last month, the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance released a “Know Before You Go/ Ask Before You Buy” communications toolkit designed to ...

Airline Industry in South Africa and Vietnam Increase Efforts to Stop Wildlife Trafficking

Apr 06, 2017 · News Item

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th September – As world conservation leaders meet to discuss the fate of endangered species at the Convention on International ...

EC Conference on Wildlife Trafficking

Feb 15, 2017 · Event


World Pangolin Day!

Feb 15, 2017 · Event


ROUTES Core Team Meeting

Feb 15, 2017 · Event


ROUTES Full Partnership Meeting

Jan 17, 2017 · Event