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    Subject Term: Biodiversity

    1 publication with a total of 3 open recommendations
    Director: Kimberly Gianopoulos
    Phone: (202) 512-8612

    3 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To provide a basis for comparing actual results with intended results that can generate more meaningful performance information, the Secretaries of the Interior and State and the Attorney General of the United States should jointly work with the Task Force to develop performance targets related to the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Implementation Plan.

    Agency: Department of the Interior
    Status: Open

    Comments: Agency agreed with recommendation and plans to implement it. As of Nov 3, 2017, agencies indicated that they remain committed to implementation and will update GAO on recommendation status by Jan 30, 2018.
    Recommendation: To provide a basis for comparing actual results with intended results that can generate more meaningful performance information, the Secretaries of the Interior and State and the Attorney General of the United States should jointly work with the Task Force to develop performance targets related to the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Implementation Plan.

    Agency: Department of Justice
    Status: Open

    Comments: Agency agreed with recommendation and plans to implement it. As of Nov 3, 2017, agencies indicated that they remain committed to implementation and will update GAO on recommendation status by Jan 30, 2018.
    Recommendation: To provide a basis for comparing actual results with intended results that can generate more meaningful performance information, the Secretaries of the Interior and State and the Attorney General of the United States should jointly work with the Task Force to develop performance targets related to the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Implementation Plan.

    Agency: Department of State
    Status: Open

    Comments: Agency agreed with recommendation and plans to implement it. On July 21, 2017 State Department indicated that The inter-agency Wildlife Trafficking Task Force is developing performance targets to measure the effectiveness of the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Implementation Plan. These performance targets will align with the three strategic priorities identified in the strategy: Strengthening Enforcement, Reducing Demand, and Building International Cooperation. The performance targets are currently in the draft stage with the intention to release them as an appendix to the report to Congress on Implementation of the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act. This report is due to Congress in October of 2017. The development of the performance targets is on track and being coordinated with the Departments of Interior, Commerce, Justice, and USAID. As of Nov 3, 2017, agencies indicated that they remain committed to implementation and will update GAO on recommendation status by Jan 30, 2018.