Illegal rhino horn trade has reached the highest levels since the early 1990s, and illegal trade in ivory increased by nearly 300 percent from 1998 to 2011, according to a new report by USAID partner TRAFFIC.

This report provides a general overview of the results of a project entitled

This study poses questions concerning the relative effectiveness of different conservation approaches, and is believed to be the first effort to address such questions focusing on wildlife trade drivers and interventions across multiple countries and products in south-east Asia.

This report looks at the importance of effective management of trade in wild species in order to maximize its potential to deliver on the MDGs. It also presents the findings of three case studies: the wild meat trade in East and Southern Africa; the skin and wool trade in Latin America; and, the highvalue