FIATA Digital Course

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has launched a three-hour digital course through the FIATA Logistics Academy to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking.

The course "Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking" arms freight forwarders with the information they need to protect themselves from inadvertently transporting smuggled wildlife goods and how to report and respond to instances of wildlife trafficking.

The course consists of three distinct modules:

  • Module 1 provides background and information on the illegal wildlife trade, including how wildlife trafficking impacts freight forwarding supply chains and what national and international laws govern trade in endangered species.

  • Module 2 teaches freight forwarders some of the “red flags” they might encounter and focuses on some of the most commonly trafficked species and the common routes and methods that traffickers abuse.

  • Module 3 explains how freight forwarders can help to prevent wildlife trafficking, minimize any health and safety risks from trafficked wildlife and finally, outline when and how suspected incidences of wildlife trafficking should be reported.

This digital course was developed alongside TRAFFIC and is available free of charge to FIATA members through the FIATA Logistics Academy. Support was provided through the USAID Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment, and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project. 

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