Stop wildlife crime
The Wildlife Crime Initiative (WCI) is a long term collaboration between WWF and TRAFFIC. It has helped with penalties being strengthened, crime networks being disrupted, consumers rejecting illegal products, and wildlife being saved from poachers’ snares, bullets and poison.
Together WWF and TRAFFIC:
• work with governments to protect threatened animal populations by increasing law enforcement, imposing strict deterrents, reducing demand for endangered species products and honouring international commitments made under CITES
• ensure that local communities have alternative opportunities to being unwilling accomplices in wildlife crime
• ensure that those on the front line being threatened by armed poachers are properly equipped, trained and compensated
• reduce demand for illegal wildlife parts and products by encouraging others to be informed shoppers.
You can help – Use apps like Wildlife Witness (TRAFFIC / Taronga Zoo) when you go abroad to record any suspicious wildlife trade and help make it harder for wildlife criminals to operate.
For more information on wildlife crime and the joint Wildlife Crime Initiative between WWF and TRAFFIC click here.