- Wildlife Crime Initiative: A long-term, collaborative initiative between WWF and TRAFFIC to help tackle the global poaching crisis and unprecedented surge in organised wildlife crime, which threatens the survival of iconic species and undermines national security, the rule of law and sustainable development.
- Changing consumer behaviour: Persuading consumers to make informed choices when buying wildlife-based products.
- Encouraging people to use their local wildlife sustainably: Working hand-in-hand with communities to provide practical help to develop sustainable livelihoods and conserve natural resources.
- Working with the private sector: Promoting sustainable wildlife trade.
- Backing the enforcement of appropriate wildlife trade laws: Supporting the enforcement of CITES, which regulates the international trade in wildlife; providing tools, training and funding; encouraging cross-border cooperation; funding critical research; and raising public awareness about illegal and unsustainable trade issues.
- Promoting new laws for the control of wildlife trade, when appropriate: WWF has contributed to achieving protection under CITES for several marine and timber species, such as the humphead wrasse, great white shark, and the Asian commercial timber species, ramin.
- Working at the 'top level': Advocating to ensure that the mandate of multilateral environment agreements, such as CITES, are not weakened or over-ruled by institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, which pursue economic priorities with little consideration for their long-term, environmental impacts.
Latest News & Publications
Big boost to fight against wildlife crime in Guinea
Major arrest signals crackdown on traffickers and corrupt officials
Thailand destroys stockpile of illegal ivory
Public event sends a crushing message of zero tolerance to wildlife criminals
Is Asia most dangerous continent for rangers?
More wildlife rangers died in Asia than anywhere else over past year
Bhutan joins tiger champions while tiger crisis looms in Southeast Asia
Why did EU suspend imports of some elephant hunting trophies
Collapsing elephant populations see EU halt imports of trophies from Tanzania and Mozambique
New US rules will curtail domestic ivory trade
Draft ivory regulations will significantly restrict ivory sales within America
Hong Kong boasts more ivory items than any other city
Study finds over 30,000 items for sale as WWF calls for Hong Kong to phase out legal ivory market
Shining new light on South Africa's lion bone trade
TRAFFIC study says exports have increased dramatically and calls for trade to be closely monitored
Evidence goes up in smoke in Mozambique
Burning of ivory and rhino horns could undermine judicial process
What difference will EU membership make to CITES?
EU became the first regional member on July 8th in a landmark step for the Convention