TPW was founded in Western Australia by wildlife lover and animal enthusiast Stephen Roach.

Roach became interested in doing something to stop the suffering of live animal trade after reading

Smuggled : The Underground Trade in Australia’s Wildlife. Apollo Books, 1993

Roach moved to Victoria in 2015 and ris an activist dedicated to bringing attention to the need for Transnational Protection of Wildlife

If you have information about the illegal removal of native animals or who notice any suspicious activity suggesting that animals are being illegally removed should call your local Parks and Wildlife’s Wildcare Helpline, Customs Watch on 1800 061 800, the police, or Wildlife Trade Compliance on 02 6274 1900.