US Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Recognizing that wildlife trafficking is an urgent conservation and national security threat, the Departments of State, Justice, and the Interior unveiled the Implementation Plan for the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The agencies are Co-Chairs of the President’s Task Force on Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which comprises 17 federal agencies and offices… Read also on the Federal Advisory Council on wildlife Trafficking…

 

US Department of State: Presidential Task Force Releases Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking 

 

Recognizing that wildlife trafficking is an urgent conservation and national security threat, the Departments of State, Justice, and the Interior today unveiled the Implementation Plan for the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The agencies are Co-Chairs of the President’s Task Force on Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which comprises 17 federal agencies and offices. Find out more...

 

Combating Wildlife Trafficking | U.S. Agency for International Developement

 

Wildlife trafficking — poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products — is one of the largest black markets in the world, measuring billions of dollars a year. It threatens the survival of iconic species such as elephants, rhinos, tigers, sharks, and sea turtles, as well as the security of nations and regions, economic development, and environmental health. Poachers and traffickers are often linked to international criminal networks that take advantage of weak laws and enforcement, porous borders, and corrupt officials. These networks are violent and sophisticated, and they use profits from wildlife trafficking to finance activities of terrorist and other criminal organizations and activities… Find out more… 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) -- Wildlife Trafficking

In the past decade, wildlife trafficking – the poaching or other taking of protected or managed species and the illegal trade in wildlife and their related parts and products – has escalated into an international crisis. Wildlife trafficking is both a critical conservation concern and a threat to global security with significant effects on the national interests of the United States and the interests of our partners around the world. Find out more…  - 

Ivory Crush - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - On the morning of June 19, 2015, in Times Square, New York City, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with wildlife and conservation partners, hosted its second ivory crush event. One ton of ivory we seized during an undercover operation, plus other ivory from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, was crushed in front of VIPs and the general public.

Call for Applications USFS: US Forest Service International Programs Cameroon is seeking a NFMS Technical Advisor Position

Interested candidates should submit CVs and a brief statement of interest to the Cameroon program managers, Richard Paton and Alex Neidermeier (richardpaton@fs.fed.us  & anneidermeier@fs.fed.us),  no later than COB March 4th, 2016. Selections will be made by mid-March for an early April start date... Read more … 

 

US Department of Justice - The Fight against Wildlife trafficking

 

On February 11, 2015, the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking issued the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking that President Obama released on February 11, 2014. The Task Force, which is led by the Departments of State, Justice, and the Interior, and includes 14 additional federal departments and agencies, was established by Executive Order No. 13648 (July 1, 2013) and charged with developing a government-wide strategy for fighting poaching and other wildlife trafficking. Wildlife trafficking has become an international crisis that threatens security, hinders sustainable economic development, and undermines the rule of law. The illicit trade in wildlife is decimating many species worldwide and threatens iconic species such as rhinoceroses, elephants, and tigers with extinction. Find out more... 

 

US TR: National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Implementation Plan: Using Trade Agreements to Fight Wildlife Trafficking

 

Stopping wildlife trafficking in its tracks requires an aggressive strategy that uses every tool at our disposal. President Obama’s National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking recognizes the complexity of this crisis and lays out a clear plan to address it using a whole-of-government approach—including by harnessing the power of trade. The President’s National Strategy and Implementation plan released today looks to existing and future U.S. free trade agreements, environmental cooperation mechanisms, and other trade-related initiatives to help curb wildlife trafficking and strengthen environmental protection. The good news is, we are already working toward these goals. Find out more… 

 

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President Obama issued an Executive Order

Federal Advisory Council on wildlife Trafficking

 

Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

 

Summary - We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council). The Council's purpose is to provide expertise and support to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking. You may attend the meeting in person, or you may participate via telephone. At this time, we are inviting submissions of questions and information for consideration during the meeting. Find out more...

 

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