Traffic (conservation programme)
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Number of employees
|approx. 100 (worldwide)|
TRAFFIC is a joint programme of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN). TRAFFIC also works in close co-operation with the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The organization is sponsored by charitable foundations, private persons and other donors.
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. TRAFFIC USA was formed in 1979, and the UK base operation became TRAFFIC International. Further TRAFFIC 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), TRAFFIC Oceania (1987), TRAFFIC Europe (1990), TRAFFIC Southeast Asia (1991), TRAFFIC India (1991), South Africa (1992), Taipei (1992), Tanzania (1992), Kenya (1996), TRAFFIC East Asia (1994), Russia (1995), Canada (1998), TRAFFIC South America (1999), Mexico (2000). TRAFFIC North America evolved into a regional TRAFFIC North America office in 1998, and the Viet Nam office evolved into a sub-regional Indochina office in 2001.
- "TRAFFIC: The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network | Initiatives | WWF". worldwildlife.org. 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.