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Illegal Wildlife Trade Financial Taskforce

RUSI contributed to the establishment of the United for Wildlife IWT Financial Taskforce, which – through high-level commitments and actionable intelligence sharing – has mobilised over 40 global banks against wildlife trafficking.




United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce


In 2018, HRH the Duke of Cambridge signed a public declaration in conjunction with a number of banks and financial institutions such as Standard Chartered, HSBC, RBS and JP Morgan, committing these institutions to identifying specific actions that the financial sector could take to disrupt the illegal wildlife trade (IWT).

RUSI was part of the team that established the IWT Financial Taskforce. The Taskforce works to leverage the existing global anti-financial crime architecture, as well as specific work already done by key financial institutions, to support efforts to combat IWT. Work to support the efforts of the Taskforce members has achieved considerable success to date, with the United for Wildlife Taskforce Information Sharing System underpinning much of this action.

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TRAFFIC
United for Wildlife
Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce


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