TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. TRAFFIC’s mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
TRAFFIC’s vision is of a world where wildlife trade is: managed in a way that maintains healthy wildlife populations and ecosystems; contributes to meeting human needs; supports local and national economies; and helps motivate commitments to conserve wild species and habitats.
BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science informed by practical feedback from projects on the ground in important sites and habitats enables BirdLife to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature. BirdLife´s actions are providing both practical and sustainable solutions significantly benefiting nature and people. The BirdLife Partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. The BirdLife Partnership wishes to see a world where nature and people live in greater harmony, more equitably and sustainably.
IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group
The IUCN SSC Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group is an international network of dedicated wildlife trade and songbird experts concerned with the illegal, as well as unsustainable, songbird trade. Songbird-keeping is a pastime that is firmly entrenched in local culture and tradition in many parts of Asia. The demand for songbirds is high, involving hundreds of species and millions of individual birds every year. Capture for the songbird trade is recognized to be the primary threat for many species in Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region. Through the development of a regional conservation strategy for Asian songbirds in trade, this group is committed to the overarching goal of songbird conservation by working together effectively to reduce the threat of the trade to, and to ensure the survival of, songbirds in Asia.