Executive Order

On July 1, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order to enhance coordination of U.S. Government efforts to combat wildlife trafficking and assist foreign governments with capacity building. The Executive Order calls on the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, to establish an eight-member Council with representation from the private sector, former government officials, non-governmental organizations, and other experts on wildlife trade.

The Council serves as an advisory body to a Presidential Task Force consisting of senior-level representatives from across the federal government. The Council provides advice and recommendations to the Task Force on a multi-pronged approach to wildlife trafficking, including anti-poaching activities, law enforcement efforts and consumer demand reduction.

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Announcements


   Public Meeting of the Advisory Council on    Wildlife Trafficking Scheduled for April 15, 2016

The Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking has announced its next meeting for Friday April 15, 2016,, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior, South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. To attend the meeting in person, you must register by close of business on April 8, 2016. For more information on participating in the meeting, or submitting questions or comments, please refer to the Federal Register notice.

Agenda for April 15, 2016 Federal Advisory Council Meeting

Member Bios

Charter

Public Meeting Materials

Factsheet: U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking



Members of the Council

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Contact the Advisory Council at acwt@fws.gov.


Judith A. McHale, Chair

Judith A. McHale, Chair
President and CEO
Cane Investments, LLC

David J. Hayes

David J. Hayes
Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
Stanford Law School

David H. Barron

David H. Barron
Chairman of the Board
ICCF

Cristian T. Samper

Cristián T. Samper
President and CEO
Wildlife Conservation Society
Patrick J. Bergin

Patrick J. Bergin
Chief Executive Officer
African Wildlife Foundation

Carter S. Roberts

Carter S. Roberts
President and CEO
World Wildlife Fund

John T. Webb

John T. Webb
Independent


Alternate Members of the Council

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Crawford J. Allan

Crawford J. Allan
Senior Director
TRAFFIC, Washington, D.C.
Susan R. Lieberman

Susan R. Lieberman
Independent

Marcus A. Asner

Marcus A. Asner
Partner
Arnold & Porter LLP
Peter D. Knights

Peter D. Knights
Executive Director
WildAid