Over recent years there has been a surge in Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT). The World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) aim is to provide a coordinated approach from the sector as a whole through a high-level declaration - the Buenos Aires Declaration.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Culture and recreation, Tourism, Transport

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

Start date


To participate actively and drive a coordinated approach for tourism to contribute to the fight against wildlife trade.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • High Level Side Event at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London on 11th October

Impact and Results

It is expected to change behaviour of 1 billion travellers.

Next steps and how to get involved

WTTC is always looking for signatories of the declaration