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.


Upcoming Events

  • Aug 20, 2020 · Event
    Virtual (Zoom) Launch of USAID Wildlife Asia's 2019 CWT Digest
    USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, is organizing the launch of the 2019 Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Digest Report. The report is a systematic compilation and analysis of open-source information and captures the status, trends and changes in patterns of the illegal wildlife trade.
  • Aug 13, 2020 · Event
    Vietnam National Assembly Meeting Series on CWT Measures
    USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with the Office of the National Assembly, is organizing a series of six internal meetings August 14-25, 2020 among selected Parliamentarians and Government leaders to strengthen CWT-focused communication and legal measures to reduce demand for illegal wildlife.