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Director: Simon Habel
Mission: TRAFFIC - Trade Records Analysis of Flora and Fauna in Commerce - is an expanding international network that monitors global trade in wildlife and wildlife products. There are seventeen TRAFFIC offices worldwide, located in Australia, Belgium, Edcuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. TRAFFIC NORTH AMERICA is a program of World Wildlife Fund and is the principal source of objective information on international wildlife trade for the US government, Congress, non-governmental organizations, and industry. In addition, TRAFFIC staff regularly provide information on wildlife trade to the media and public.
Principal Research Programs: Much of TRAFFIC's work revolves around the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an international treaty that now includes over 140 member countries. The goal of CITES is to prevent international trade from threatening the survival of species in the wild. To achieve this, CITES established a regulatory system for controlling wildlife trade that is implemented by domestic legislation in the member nations. Through reports, investigations, and scientific analysis, the TRAFFIC network provides an objective assessment of international wildlife trade for international and national government agencies, private non-governmental organizations, and the CITES Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. TRAFFIC works with the CITES Secretariat to stop illegal wildlife trade and to monitor legal wildlife trade.
Training Opportunities: No opportunities available; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Trade in endangered species of wildlife; Financial support occasionally available
Number of Staff: 5
Publications: "The TRAFFIC Report" (semiannually)
Last Updated: 2006-07-26
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