Today, Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Reauthorization and Improvements Act of 2020 to permanently authorize and expand on the 2016 law that guides the U.S. government response to global wildlife trafficking.
In response, WWF issued the following statement from Carter Roberts, President and CEO:
“The END Wildlife Trafficking Act has helped stop illegal wildlife trade, disrupt criminal networks, and address one of the root causes of pandemics, like COVID-19. Reauthorizing and strengthening this law is vital, which is why there is such strong bipartisan leadership behind it. We thank Senators Coons and Portman for moving this issue forward. It is an essential one for the safety and security of our country and the world.”