The TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organisation working globally on the trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. TRAFFIC’s mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
Through this unique role as global wildlife trade specialists, it’s team provides the latest information on trade trends and patterns by conducting on-going primary research and analysis. Using evidence-based approaches, TRAFFIC provides guidance and tailored technical expertise to influence a range of stakeholders across governments and specialised law enforcement, donors, policymakers, private sector companies, end use consumers, and academia, amongst others
The TRAFFIC’s programme offices are strategically positioned around the globe to connect some of the world’s most critical wildlife trade hotspots and supply chains from source to market.
This also allows TRAFFIC to be adaptable to the ever-changing dynamics associated with the trade in wild plants and animals. TRAFFIC delivers its work through a conservation strategy with a goal to “reduce the pressure of illegal and unsustainable trade on biodiversity and enhance the benefits to wildlife conservation and human well-being that derive from trade at sustainable
levels”. Working towards achieving this goal, TRAFFIC currently has over 100 conservation projects running across the world which provide expert conservation perspectives on current issues within wildlife trade, conservation, and sustainable development. For more information on TRAFFIC’s work, publications, tools and resources, please visit TRAFFIC’s website: www.traffic.org.