Recording trade in species

Keeping records of exchange of plant and animal material
The Trade Records Analysis of Fauna and Flora in Commerce (TRAFFIC International) enhances conservation of biological diversity by: monitoring and reporting on trade or other forms of utilization of animals and plants and their derivatives; identifying areas of such utilization that may be detrimental to any species; assisting the Secretariat and parties to the [Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES)] and other appropriate bodies in facilitating control of trade and curtailing possible threats to species created by trade or other forms of utilization. TRAFFIC Europe deals with specifically European - particularly European Community - questions.

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].

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land