TRAFFIC compiles biological, harvest and trade data from a variety of sources. These data are assessed in conjunction with economic and social factors relevant to wildlife utilization to determine wildlife trade's impacts on species and people. National laws, international treaties and law enforcement measures are also examined to determine their effectiveness in achieving their conservation objectives. It provides information, data and technical advice to individuals, agencies and organizations, particularly those in influential or decision-making positions, and provides information and training to government wildlife officials, conducts seminars on wildlife utilization issues, and advises on wildlife legislation and treaty amendments under consideration by national governments and international bodies such as the European Communities. It participates in customs training seminars within the framework of the [Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora].