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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Establishment of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

Today at the White House, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the members of the Advisory Council to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking.

As directed by the Executive Order on Combating Wildlife Trafficking that the President signed on July 1, the Advisory Council is comprised of knowledgeable private-sector leaders, representatives of nonprofit organizations, and former government officials, who will advise and assist the Presidential Task Force, including as it works to develop a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

The members of the Advisory Council named today are:

  • Judith McHale (Chair), President and Chief Executive Officer, Cane Investments, LLC
  • David Barron, Chairman of the Board, International Conservation Caucus Foundation
  • Patrick Bergin, Chief Executive Officer, African Wildlife Foundation
  • Tod Cohen, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Global Government Relations, eBay Inc.
  • David Hayes, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Carter Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Wildlife Fund
  • Cristián Samper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • John Webb, Former Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, Department of Justice 


  • Crawford Allen, Senior Director, TRAFFIC
  • Stanley Asah, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Marcus Asner, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Susan Lieberman, Former Director of the Global Species Program, WWF-International 

The United States remains strongly committed to combating wildlife trafficking, to assisting foreign nations in building capacity to combat wildlife trafficking, and to assisting in combating transnational organized crime.  Learn more about our efforts here.

Read the President’s Executive Order on Combating Wildlife Trafficking here.