• 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:


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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  • Sep 22, 2020 · News Item
    USAID Wildlife Asia as a case study in adaptive rigour: monitoring, evaluation and learning for adaptive management
    The Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) initiative looks at how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia programme has operationalised the concepts of adaptive rigour and adaptive management as part of its approach to collaborating, learning and adapting. As described by the Global Learning for Adaptive…
  • Sep 22, 2020 · News Item
    USAID Launches Video PSA against Rhino Horn Consumption in Vietnam
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia project continues its work to stop the consumption of rhino horn in Vietnam with the launch of a new video public service announcement (PSA) for the Chi III Initiative. The video reminds audiences that a person’s true strength comes from within,…

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  • Sep 01, 2020 · File
    USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest: Southeast Asia and China, 2019
    USAID Wildlife Asia and TRAFFIC regularly collect and update documentation on the current state of wildlife trafficking of these species through a compilation of secondary sources to report on and analyze trends and changesin patterns of trade. This information provides an evidence base to support decision-making about priority interventions in…
  • Jul 07, 2020 · File
    CCPE Journal on Challenges in Protecting Endangered, Precious and Rare Wildlife Species
    This Journal was developed by the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education to serve as a guide for Vietnamese government communicators to provide information and increase understanding of wildlife protection and conservation among Party members and Government officials.This Journal was introduced to officials and members of the Central Committee for…
  • Apr 22, 2020 · File
    Handbook on Wildlife Conservation Policy
    This Handbook is an outcome of the High Level Dialogue that the National Assembly of Vietnam conducted in partnership with USAID Wildlife Asia on July 26, 2019 to discuss wildlife-related issues, including demand reduction, law enforcement, and gaps in Vietnam’s wildlife protection policies.