The bipartisan Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R. 864) bill was reintroduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) to support wildlife conservation, improve anti-trafficking enforcement, and provide dedicated funding for wildlife conservation, at no expense to taxpayers.
If this bill passes, The Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 would:
- Strengthen anti-trafficking enforcement by making serious wildlife trafficking violations predicate offenses under the federal racketeering and anti-organized crime statutes (RICO and Travel Acts).
- Authorize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to station law enforcement officers and other agency personnel in focus countries for wildlife trafficking.
Incentivize whistleblowers to report wildlife crimes, leading to actionable intelligence and criminal convictions to confront the global poaching and wildlife trafficking crisis. Add your name now to tell your representatives to support this crucial bill.