wildlifedn org chartWhile great inroads have been made by leaders across sectors (federal, commercial, and not-for-profit) to stop illegal traffickers, enhance enforcement efforts, create sustainable supply chains, and build awareness among the general public, more needs to be done and quickly.

The United States continues to help fuel demand for the illegal killing of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species by providing one of the world’s largest markets for ivory, rhino horn, tiger and other wildlife skins and parts.

As the White House confirmed with the release of the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, the government alone cannot shut down illegal trafficking in the U.S.  All of civil society must band together to stop consumer demand and cut off supply chains and market access for illegal wildlife products.  By working together to leverage existing company, non-profit and foundation initiatives and unify messages, Alliance members will empower consumers to make the right purchase decisions and, by proliferating best practices through industry sectors, choke off access to the U.S. market.