Combating Wildlife Trafficking from August 14th- 19th, 2019

We are really looking forward to hosting our international visitors from Namibia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Costa Rica, and Finland to collaborate on Combating Wildlife Trafficking!

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

 Assess U.S. efforts to deter poaching and trafficking of wildlife resources through
wildlife protection policies, law enforcement, and criminal prosecution;
 Explore approaches taken by nongovernmental organizations, citizens, and private
organizations to promote and support wildlife protection and discourage consumer
 Discuss international collaboration at the federal and state levels to combat wildlife
poaching and strengthen global cooperation against wildlife trafficking; and
 Examine the harmful impact of international wildlife trafficking on political, economic,
environmental, and social stability.

Please email Rebecca Bextel at if you would like to volunteer with this group!