• CWT Partnership Forum
  • Zoom meeting

    United States Boosts Thailand’s Ability to Fight Wildlife Crimes

    The U.S.-sponsored Asia-Pacific Judicial Symposium on Best Practices in Environmental Courts and Adjudication brought together over 120 regional and global judicial leaders and experts to advance environmental jurisprudence in the region.

  • Jim Wee

    “ASEANAPOL takes wildlife crime seriously, along with illicit drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, and cybercrimes, which are the key crimes we are focusing on in 2020-2021,”

    ASEANAPOL Secretariat Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jim Wee in his closing remarks at the virtual Counter Wildlife Trafficking Executive Leadership Consultation meeting with high-level police law enforcement leaders across the region.


  • New USAID Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest Reveals a Steep Decline in 2020 Reported Seizures

     

  • Rhinos
  • SBCC cover

    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.

  • Tiger
  • elephants
  • rescued pangolins in quarantine center-usaid-flickr
 

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.

Beautiful without Ivory Campaign Video

Five influencers have committed to be champions of this campaign since they firmly believe that True Beauty Does Not Need Ivory.

More information

News

  • Sep 23, 2021 · News Item
    New Partners’ Group to Build Upon U.S., Thai Success to Counter Wildlife Trafficking
    Bangkok, September 23, 2021 – A wide range of partners—including donors, international and regional bodies, and government and conservation organizations—aim to develop a partners’ group to more effectively collaborate and align planned counter wildlife trafficking           investments in the region for greater impact. These stakeholders also issued the Partners’ Dialogue Highlights,…
  • Jul 19, 2021 · News Item
    USAID Engages 100 Buddhist Leaders to Counter Spiritual Beliefs that Drive Demand for Wildlife Products in Thailand
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), in collaboration with Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) today engaged 30 monks and nuns from 10 temples to champion a campaign to counter spiritual beliefs driving the demand for…

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 21, 2021 · Event
    CWT Partnership Forum: Towards a New Era of Partnership
    USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia, and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) will mark the end of the successful USAID Wildlife Asia initiative through the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Partnership Forum to be held September 21-23, 2021. The virtual event will feature insights from leaders and…
  • Jul 16, 2021 · Event
    3rd International Network of Engaged Buddhists Workshop to Reduce Demand for Wildlife
    This workshop is the third and last in a series of workshops that are part of USAID Wildlife Asia’s social mobilization efforts to strengthen the reach of the successful two-phased Spiritual Beliefs campaign (A Good Life is Free of Killing and No Ivory No Tiger Amulets) that the project, in…

Tools

Resources

  • Oct 15, 2021 · File
    Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook (Vietnamese)
    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. This Guidebook, developed by USAID Wildlife Asia, uses the SBCC framework…
  • Sep 15, 2021 · File
    USAID Wildlife Asia Fact Sheet (English)
    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…
  • Sep 10, 2021 · File
    USAID Wildlife Asia Program Summary - At A Glance
    USAID Wildlife Asia, with its network of partners, has worked to eliminate, neutralize, and disrupt transnational wildlife trafficking by strengthening the regional movement for change; generating political will; promoting innovative approaches to strengthen law enforcement, and reducing consumer demand for wildlife products; reforming laws and policies to improve sentencing and…