Protection of Key Species

Wildlife trafficking undermines security, rule of law, and sustainable economic growth. The loss of iconic species reduces Indonesia’s prospects for nature-based tourism and sustainable fisheries. USAID BIJAK combats wildlife trafficking by:

  • Supporting the Government of Indonesia in strengthening its committment to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES;

  • Collaborating with public and private sector partners to disrupt wildlife trafficking activities in the domestic transportation sector; and

  • Supporting campaigns to reduce domestic demand for wildlife and their products, including sharks, songbirds, and other species.