Combining forces with the private sector is crucial for us to be able to stop the trafficking of wildlife products. By forming partnerships with businesses in the private sector, United for Wildlife is bringing new voices to the conservation discussion to identify and implement solutions.
Since their inception, the United for Wildlife Taskforces have been working to facilitate collaboration between the transport sector, finance sector and law enforcement to prevent wildlife trafficking across the world. The United for Wildlife Taskforces have grown from 12 private sector companies in 2016 to over 250 global partnerships, representing large proportions of the shipping, airline, and financial industries.
Since the initial signing of the Buckingham Palace Declaration, the Taskforces have trained 85,000 employees in counter IWT practices since, supported over 288 law investigations and contributed to 124 trafficker arrests.