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DOI - 2473 - Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking - Presidential


Committee NameAdvisory Council on Wildlife TraffickingAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number2473
Original Establishment Date8/30/2013Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/31/2017Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*8
Current Charter Date2/12/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Assistant Director - International Affairs
Date Of Renewal Charter2/12/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixNone
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Bryan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Arroyo
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Executive Order 13648, "Combating Wildlife Trafficking"Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-208-6394
Effective Date Of Authority*7/1/2013Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-358-1855
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council met in previous fiscal years to discuss and determine recommendations for the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking.
How is membership balanced?*The Council reflects a diversity of stakeholders, perspectives, and interests, including knowledgeable individuals from the private sector, former governmental officials, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations, who are in a position to provide expertise and support to the Task Force and contribute to its mission to combat wildlife trafficking.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY 2017, the Council met once.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Executive Order 13648 required the establishment of an Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking to get appropriate expertise to advise the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking. The Task Force needed this expertise from the public as we evaluated the on-the-ground issues of wildlife trafficking, including, but not limited to, economic and recreational impacts and conservation impacts.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings have been open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council) provided advice to the inter-agency Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, through the Secretary of the Interior, on issues regarding combating wildlife trafficking. The Council is inactive and we recommend that its charter be allowed to sunset. The Council was not included in Executive Order 13811, Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees dated September 29, 2017. The charter expired without renewal on August 31, 2017.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentWhile the Council's recommendations contemplate proposed legislation and new regulations, among other discernible actions, these actions have not taken place yet, and will require more administrative preparation in advance.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*19Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking provided one official set of recommendations to the Task Force in FY 2014 and hasn't made any additional official recommendations since that time. These recommendations include, but are not limited to, demand reduction, changes in legal structures, and to improving enforcement operations abroad.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentA vast majority of these recommendations have been incorporated in some form or another into the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Implementation Plan. The implementation of these recommendations is on a long-term ongoing basis in many range countries and will require years to be fully/partially implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot Applicable. See comment about pending status of recommendations above.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback to the Advisory Council has been provided via letter and e-mail, demonstrating an appreciation for their recommendations and sincere thanks for their public service.Narrative Description*The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Species that are often targeted by wildlife traffickers include iconic species, such as elephants and rhinos, whose continued presence in the wild has inspired Americans and the world for generations. Through the expertise gathered by this Council, we worked to better perfect law enforcement, demand reduction, and establish habitat conservation models abroad, among other things.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$6,735.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$1,269.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$8,004.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002793Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking2016
 COM-003691Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking2015
 COM-004829Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking2014
 COM-005724Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking2013