12 visitors from multiple countries will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following specific objectives for the project outlined by the Department of State:
- Assess U.S. efforts to deter poaching and trafficking of wildlife resources through wildlife protection policies, law enforcement, and criminal prosecution;
- Explore approaches taken by non-governmental organizations, citizens, and private organizations to promote and support wildlife protection and discourage consumer demand;
- Discuss international collaboration at the federal and state levels to combat wildlife poaching and strengthen global cooperation against wildlife trafficking; and
- Examine the harmful impact of international wildlife trafficking on political, economic, environmental, and social stability.