About USAID Wildlife Asia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), working closely with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), addresses wildlife trafficking as a transnational crime through the USAID Wildlife Asia activity. The activity works to reduce consumer demand for wildlife parts and products, strengthen law enforcement skills, enhance policy, legislation and jurisprudence and improve regional action to reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China.

Elephant ivory, rhino horn, tiger as well as pangolins are among the top items illegally traded worldwide, and especially in Southeast Asia and China. Transcontinental organized wildlife crime decimates wildlife populations, destroying opportunities for local community wildlife-based livelihoods, and does not contribute to national revenues. Wildlife trafficking undermines the rule of law, supports corruption and money laundering, facilitates spread of zoonotic diseases, and has links to terrorism. Click here for the more information of this initiative.



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USAID WIldlife Asia works with partners to develop a collection of tools to facilitate all the objectives. Up to now, 5 tools were developed, as follows:



Featured reports and fact sheets:

  • Jul 14, 2017 · File
    USAID Wildlife Asia Fact Sheet (Thai)
    องค์การเพื่อการพัฒนาระหว่างประเทศของสหรัฐอเมริกา (USAID) สำนักงานภาคพื้นเอเชีย ทำงานร่วมกับสมาคมประชาชาติ แห่งเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ (อาเซียน) อย่างใกล้ชิดผ่านโครงการ USAID Wildlife Asia เพื่อชี้ให้เห็นว่า การค้าสัตว์ป่าที่ผิด กฎหมายคืออาชญากรรมข้ามชาติ โครงการนี้มีวัตถุประสงค์เพื่อลดความต้องการของผู้บริโภคที่มีต่อชิ้นส่วนและผลิตภัณฑ์ จากสัตว์ป่า พัฒนาทักษะด้านการบังคับใช้กฎหมาย พัฒนานโยบาย ข้อกำหนด หลักกฎหมาย และส่งเสริมความร่วมมือ ระดับภูมิภาคเพื่อลดอาชญากรรมสัตว์ป่าในภูมิภาคเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้และประเทศจีน
  • Jul 13, 2017 · File
    Summaries of consumer research, campaign evaluation studies and other literature relevant to demand for wildlife parts and products in China, Vietnam and Thailand
    USAID Wildlife Asia commissioned a Situation Analysis of consumer demand for ivory, pangolin, rhino horn and tiger parts and products in China, Thailand, and Vietnam…
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Success Stories

USAID Wildlife Asia Empowers Enforcement Officers to Put Criminal Trans-Boundary Syndicates out of Business

Reducing Consumer Demand

Surging demand, high prices and lucrative profits from wildlife products are driving the drastic decline in species such as elephants, rhinos, tigers and pangolins. USAID Wildlife Asia helps reduce this demand by communicating, mobilizing and advocating ways to change practices and build new social norms around the use of wildlife products.

Building Political Committment

The Supreme Court of Thailand is the key Thai government counterpart for USAID Wildlife Asia, and activities strengthen the Green Benches program, improving court rules of procedures and introducing sentencing guidelines for wildlife crimes.

Enhancing Law Enforcement

Working with Interpol, the ASEAN National Police and the ASEAN Working Group on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Wildlife Enforcement, USAID Wildlife Asia supports law enforcement collaboration in the region and brings together enforcement authorities in Asia and Africa to share intelligence on active investigations and collaborate in dismantling transcontinental trafficking syndicates.

Supporting US Government Coordination

USAID Wildlife Asia collects, synthesizes and shares information on counter wildlife trafficking efforts with U.S. agencies in the region, providing a knowledge management hub.