Traffic (conservation programme)

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International Organization
Founded 1976
Headquarters Cambridge, UK
Key people
  • John A Burton, first Director
  • Steven Broad, current Executive Director
Products TRAFFIC Bulletin, various reports
Number of employees
approx. 100 (worldwide)

TRAFFIC is a joint programme of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).[1] Traffic also works in co-operation with the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The programme was founded in 1976, with headquarters now located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and regional bases in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania with national offices within these regions.


Traffic was established as a specialist group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission in 1976, funded primarily by the Fauna Preservation Society (now Fauna and Flora International) and based in London's Soho district. The organization is sponsored by charitable foundations, private persons and other donors. Traffic USA was formed in 1979, and the UK base operation became Traffic International. Further offices were established as follows: UK (1980), East Africa (1980–82), Germany (1981), Japan (1982), Australia (1984), Netherlands (1984), Belgium (1984), Austria (1986–1990), Italy (1986) and France (1987), South America regional office (1985), Oceania (1987), Europe (1990), Southeast Asia (1991), India (1991), South Africa (1992), Taipei (1992), Tanzania (1992), Kenya (1996), TRAFFIC East Asia (1994), Russia (1995), Canada (1998), South America (1999), Mexico (2000). North America evolved into a regional North America office in 1998, and the Viet Nam office evolved into a sub-regional Indochina office in 2001.

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  1. ^ "TRAFFIC: The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network | Initiatives | WWF". 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 

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