Wildlife Trafficking Advisory Council to Hold Public Meeting June 9
The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking will hold a public meeting June 9 in Washington, D.C. This council advises the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking on national strategies to combat wildlife trafficking, including effective support for anti-poaching activities, coordinating regional law enforcement efforts, developing and supporting effective legal enforcement mechanisms, and developing strategies to reduce illicit trade and consumer demand for illegally traded wildlife, including protected species. At the June 9 meeting the council will discuss implementation of the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and consider recommendations on legal frameworks, communication, enforcement and public/private partnerships.
Interested parties may attend this meeting in person or participate via telephone. June 2 is the deadline to register to attend in person, to submit questions or information for consideration during the meeting, or to notify the FWS of intent to make an oral presentation at the meeting.