Background

The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking will hold a public meeting April 23 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 April 23 meeting the council will discuss implementation of the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

Members of the public may attend this meeting in person or participate via telephone. Those wishing to attend in person must register no later than April 15. Questions and information to be considered during the meeting, and requests to make an oral presentation at the meeting (in person or via phone), are due no later than April 8.

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