Wildlife Trade Monitoring | WWF Malaysia

Wildlife Trade Monitoring



About TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC is a joint programme of WWF and IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
TRAFFIC's vision is of a world in which trade in wild plants and animals will be managed at sustainable levels without damaging the integrity of ecological systems and in such a manner that it makes a significant contribution to human needs, supports local and national economies and helps to motivate commitments to the conservation of wild species and their habitats.
The core purpose of TRAFFIC’s activities concentrates on the wildlife trade-related priorities of WWF and 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).

Established in 1976, TRAFFIC has developed into a global network with its headquarters at TRAFFIC International, UK, and regional bases in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania with national offices within these regions.

TRAFFIC Southeast Asia

TRAFFIC Southeast Asia’s regional office was established in October 1991 and is hosted by the WWF Malaysia office:

TRAFFIC Southeast Asia
Unit 9-3A, 3rd Floor, Jalan SS23/11, Taman SEA
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7880 3940
Fax: +603 7882 0171
Email: tsea@po.jaring.my

In addition to the regional office, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia has a sub-regional Greater Mekong Programme office based in Hanoi, and staff located in Bangkok and Jakarta.

TRAFFIC’s regional programme in South-east Asia covers 11 countries; Cambodia, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. A major focus of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia's work is providing support to the 10 governments of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in implementing their Regional Action Plan on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora 2005-2010

The Plan’s objectives include improved legislation, increased law enforcement networking and putting more science into wildlife trade management decision-making. TRAFFIC is also supporting efforts by the ASEAN 10 in implementing the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network, which is providing the framework for increased co-operation between CITES officials with colleagues from police and Customs jurisdictions to combat illegal wildlife trade.
Confiscated tiger skin by PERHILITAN in Malaysia  
	© TRAFFIC Southeast Asia/J. Ng
Confiscated tiger skin by PERHILITAN in Malaysia
© TRAFFIC Southeast Asia/J. Ng
Gaharu wood chips  
	© TRAFFIC Southeast Asia/J. Compton
Gaharu wood chips
© TRAFFIC Southeast Asia/J. Compton
Humphead Wrasse 
	© Debby Ng
Humphead Wrasse
© Debby Ng
In Malaysia, TRAFFIC has focused its work on national policy issues for CITES implementation and enforcement through strategic capacity building and training. TRAFFIC also works on a variety of species and trade issues, ranging from the charismatic large mammals like the tiger (e.g. tiger bone used for Traditional Chinese Medicine), to reptiles (e.g. meat and skin trade), marine species (e.g. Humphead Wrasse), timber species (e.g. Gonystylus spp.) and non-timber forest products (e.g. gaharu).