• 2019 Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest Report

    The 2019 Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest Report reveals illicit routes for pangolins and other patterns in illegal wildlife trafficking.

    Full report is now available:

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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.

USAID Wildlife Asia

Campaign Highlight Videos

Beyond raising public awareness, USAID Wildlife Asia campaigns systematically use social and behavior change communication (SBCC) to reduce the demand for wildlife products in China, Thailand and Vietnam.

Chi Initiative

The Chi Initiative Phase III, funded by USAID Wildlife Asia, was launched in August 2018, with two Chi III PSAs developed, pretested, and launched to address the new and emerging uses of rhino horn – status and medicinal – which were recently reported in 2018 USAID’s Consumer Research on the consumption of illegal wildlife products in Vietnam..

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 13, 2021 · Event
    2nd Demand Reduction Workshop of International Network of Engaged Buddhists
    USAID Wildlife Asia and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) will hold the 2nd workshop at Phitsanulok City in northern Thailand. This workshop is part of social mobilization efforts that will use face-to-face channels to expand the reach of USAID Wildlife Asia’s Spiritual Beliefs campaign to decrease demand for…
  • Mar 09, 2021 · Event
    Maritime Stakeholders' Workshop on CWT
    USAID Wildlife Asia and its partners--the Royal Thai Customs, United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime, TRAFFIC and WWF--are holding a Maritime Stakeholders' Workshop on “Countering wildlife trafficking and other illicit trade through Thai seaports and maritime supply chains”. This meeting will convene representatives from government agencies such as Thai…



  • Jan 25, 2021 · File
    Workshop for Spiritual Leaders on Reducing Demand for Wildlife Products Training Report
    The workshop was a collaboration between the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), USAID Wildlife Asia, WildAid Thailand, the Thai Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), FHI360 and the Sekhiyadhamma network and Wat Chak Daeng. It was held on October 21, 2020 at Wat Chak Daeng, Samut…
  • Dec 28, 2020 · File
    Vietnam National Assembly Handbook of Conservation Policy Case Studies
    Following the high-level dialogue held in July 2019, the Office of the National Assembly worked in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and TRAFFIC in Vietnam to organize a dialogue on conservation policy case studies and their implications for Vietnam. The aim of the meeting was…
  • Dec 18, 2020 · File
    Social and Behavior Change Communication Demand Reduction Guidebook
    This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook is intended for use by individuals and organizations in planning, implementing, and evaluating SBCC activities and campaigns to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products or to promote desired conservation behaviors. The contents of this Guidebook are based on the modules used…