Wildlife Trafficking AllianceWildlife Trafficking Alliance

The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) is a coalition of more than 80 leading companies, non-profit organizations, and AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums working together to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products. WTA works with a variety of partners whose active engagement is essential to the success of the WTA goals.

What We Do

The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance coordinates efforts to:

  • Raise the public’s awareness of the scope of the wildlife trafficking crisis;
  • Effect behavior change in order to reduce consumer demand for wildlife and wildlife products; and
  • Mobilize companies to adopt best practices to assure that their goods and services are not being utilized by illegal wildlife traffickers, and to assist in raising public awareness and reducing demand.

The Problem

Wildlife trafficking is an international crisis that has devastating impacts to both animals and humans. Wildlife trafficking, which is fueled by an unprecedented demand for wildlife and wildlife products, is a significant threat to wildlife, driving many threatened and endangered animal species to the brink of extinction.  Wildlife experts have confirmed that if we don’t act quickly, trafficking will wipe out many endangered species in our lifetime.  Furthermore, wildlife trafficking poses risks to human health and welfare, damages the global economy, and fuels transnational criminal networks and government corruption. 

Learn more about the animals most at risk, and what you can do to save them.

The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) is a coalition of more than 80 leading companies, non-profit organizations, and AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums working together to reduce the purchase and sale of illegal wildlife and wildlife products. WTA works with a variety of partners whose active engagement is essential to the success of the WTA goals. More ›

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Get the Facts

Wildlife trafficking is decimating endangered species around the globe. Learn about species most at risk.

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Tips for Consumers

When in doubt, don’t buy. Your choices can help end illegal wildlife trafficking.

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Take Action

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In The News

  • Woodland Park Zoo: A WTA Platinum Partner Friday, Aug 12
    A human and an animal changed global health. The inextricable linkages that exist between the health of habitats, animals that reside there, and the impact humans have on our planet are now starkly vi...
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: A WTA Platinum Partner Wednesday, Aug 10
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is securing a future for wildlife around the world by tackling today’s most pressing conservation threats and addressing the complex human-wildlife issues that are key to the ...
  • Southern California Wildlife Confiscations Network Wednesday, Aug 10
    Background Wildlife trafficking has increased dramatically over the past decade, and several U.S. and state government agencies are on the front lines addressing these illegal activities in the Southe...
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