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.

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  • Jul 03, 2020 · Event
    Capacity-building workshop for Vietnam's CCPE leaders and government communicators on strengthening CWT-focused communications
    USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with the Scientific Council of the Central Party Committees (the Council) of the Central Committee of Propaganda and Education (CCPE) and in close coordination with USAID Savings Species and USAID Vietnam, is holding a workshop for government communicators to strengthen CWT-focused communications in order to…
  • Jun 30, 2020 · Event
    Vietnam National Assembly Second Dialogue
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the USAID Wildlife Asia project, and the Office of the National Assembly of Vietnam are bringing together top government leaders and relevant stakeholders today for a high-level dialogue with the theme “Strengthening legislation and communication to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products”.…

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