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.


  • May 27, 2020 · News Item
    In the Wake of COVID-19, USAID Supports Regional Action to Strengthen ASEAN Countries’ CWT Efforts
    The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, which scientists believe may have been transmitted to humans through exposure to illegal wildlife, has called attention to wildlife trade. Countries across the Asia-Pacific region have been working towards a range of pandemic mitigation and prevention efforts, including Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT).  The Government…
  • May 15, 2020 · News Item
    USAID and Da Nang Local Government Partner to Reduce Demand for Wildlife Products
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia project is partnering with the People’s Committee of Da Nang City to place public service announcements (PSAs) against illegal wildlife consumption in thirteen strategic locations around the city and the Da Nang International Airport until August 2020. The strategic placements have…

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 19, 2020 · Event
    Rollout of Chi-Themed SBCC Campaigns with Women-Led Enterprises in Vietnam
    USAID Wildlife Asia is partnering with the Hanoi Women Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (HAWASME) to roll out Chi-themed Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) activities by holding a half-day capacity building workshop on counter wildlife trafficking (CWT) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) for 60 leaders and managers of…
  • Jun 11, 2020 · Event
    CWT and SBCC Training of Trainers Workshop for Vietnam's Business Community
    USAID Wildlife Asia and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) are holding a training of trainers workshop on counter wildlife trafficking (CWT) and social behavior change communication (SBCC) for VCCI master trainers on June 12-13, 2020 in Vung Tau City, Vietnam.