TRAFFIC [Conservation Programme] Law and Legal Definition

TRAFFIC is an international organization monitoring wildlife trade. It is a joint program of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Conservation Union. It is also an international conservation programme. TRAFFIC was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The first international office of TRAFFIC was established in the U.S.in 1979.

The following are the objectives of the TRAFFIC:

1.Managing wildlife trade at sustainable levels;

2.Managing wildlife trade without damaging the integrity of ecological systems;

3.Managing wildlife trade in such a manner that it makes a significant contribution to human needs;

4.Managing wildlife trade in such a manner that supports local and national economies; and

5.Managing wildlife trade in such a manner that it helps to motivate commitments to the conservation of wild species and their habitats.