First High Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Americas

3 and 4 October 2019
Lima, Peru

The conference will be the first regional meeting of the Americas on the issue of illegal wildlife trade, as a follow-up to the London International Conference held in 2018, and will serve as a platform to establish partnerships with the countries of the region and major transit and destination countries, for the prevention and coordinated control of illegal wildlife trade. It therefore includes emerging issues such as the strengthening and harmonisation of legal frameworks and their enforcement; controls and regulations on wildlife trade; use of new technologies to combat illegal wildlife trade; and demand reduction through innovative and efficient communication mechanisms.