TRAFFIC launches wildlife trade search portal


TRAFFIC launches wildlife trade search portal

3 April 2020
International wildlife watchdog TRAFFIC launched its new Wildlife Trade Portal on Thursday 2 April, which allows users to look up wildlife trade incidents across the world from records on a database.

This search portal aims to make information available to anyone interested in matters of illegal wildlife trade and hopes to aid research and projects aiming to shut down these trades.

‘Illegal wildlife trade is devastating wildlife species the world over, as poachers, traffickers and highly-organised criminal syndicates ruthlessly pursue profit at any cost to meet consumer demand,’ the organisation says on its website. ‘We’re on the frontline working to ensure that illegal wildlife trade is identified, prevented, and prosecuted at every opportunity.’

Users can also upload their own related data to supplement the information the portal contains.