DACOR: U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
Following President Obama's Executive Order on Combating Wildlife Trafficking, the United States has pursued a whole-of-government approach to combating wildlife trafficking at home and abroad. Led by the Departments of State, Justice and Interior, this effort has led to a sea change in the global fight to end poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Craig Hoover will provide an update on this initiative including key successes in this global campaign. Craig Hoover is the Chief of the Division of Management Authority (DMA) in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's International Affairs Program in Falls Church, Virginia. DMA is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Management Authority for the United States. DMA implements a permitting program under CITES, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Lacey Act, and the Wild Bird Conservation Act, among other federal wildlife laws and regulations. DMA is also responsible for developing and implementing U.S. policies, regulations, and procedures related to wildlife trafficking and CITES. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.