The Council will serve as an advisory body to a Presidential Task Force consisting of senior-level representatives from across the federal government. The Council will provide 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. The Service will provide administrative and logistical support to the Council on behalf of the Department of the Interior.
The call for nominations publishes today in the Federal Register and remains open until August 13, 2013. The Federal Register notice is available online at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-29/pdf/2013-18194. pdf.
For the full text of the Executive Order on Combating Wildlife Trafficking, visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/01/executive-order-combating-wildlife-trafficking.
For more information on U. S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/01/fact-sheet-us-efforts-combat-wildlife-trafficking