Policy paper

UK Commitment to Action on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT)

Action the UK is taking, in collaboration with other Governments and organisations, to eradicate illegal wildlife trade.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The UK government is committed to ending illegal wildlife trade, and this document summarises the work we are doing with our international partners, and here in the UK, to achieve this.

Our focus is on improving enforcement, reducing demand for products and supporting sustainable livelihoods and economic development in the communities affected.

The progress report published in March 2015 provides an update of what we have done to deliver the commitments.

Published 5 February 2014
Last updated 24 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published progress report on what we have done to deliver the commitments set out in the UK commitment to action.
  2. First published.