Animal Conservation

TRAFFIC launches its online Learning Center

The Learning Center brings together learning materials and training resources supporting the implementation of sustainable wildlife trade policies, the effectiveness of the fight against wildlife trafficking and approaches to foster the collaboration between the conservation community and the financial and private sectors.

TRAFFIC has over four decades of experience at the interface of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Armed with this knowledge, we produce a host of targeted materials to support law enforcement, private sector actors, CITES authorities, behavior change practitioners and NGO partners in their day-to-day operations working towards a sustainable future. , fair and safe for wildlife trade. The Learning Center makes these materials easily accessible and freely available to anyone who needs them. »

Richard Scobey, Managing Director of TRAFFIC

Materials are categorized by our curation program’s target audiences: transportation, private and financial sectors, behavior change practitioners, government agencies, international conventions, law enforcement, NGOs, and the general public.

TRAFFIC has also developed a platform to host our online courses, allowing users to navigate between modules, save their progress, assess their understanding and receive certificates of completion. All online courses, such as our recent “Introduction to Anti-Corruption in Natural Resource Management” course, now use this platform and are featured in the Learning Center.

The Learning Center includes a diverse selection of additional resource types, including case studies and guidelines, videos, presentations, apps and digital platforms. Examples include our suite of 3D replica shark fin scans to aid in the identification of protected shark fins in trade, TRAFFIC’s wildlife trade portal which tracks global seizures of illegal species and the ROUTES partnership website which provides capacity building materials for the aviation sector.

Our learning center will continue to grow as we develop learning materials in our global conservation projects. We encourage anyone working on wildlife trade issues to visit the center and explore the materials that may help you in your day-to-day efforts. Together, we can positively benefit biodiversity, economies and the planet.

Marcus Cornthwaite, TRAFFIC Communications Manager