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    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

     

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  • 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.

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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.

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

Upcoming Events

  • 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…
  • Jul 13, 2021 · Event
    Rapid Reference Guide Provincial Workshop (Virtual)
    The virtual workshop is a collaboration of the Office of the Attorney General of Thailand, USAID Wildlife Asia, UNODC and WWF Thailand. This event will be held online on July 13, 2021. The participating agencies will include the Office of the Attorney General; Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant…

Tools

Resources

  • Jul 21, 2021 · File
    Corporate Social Responsibility Guidebook (Vietnamese)
    The guidebook is part of the Chi Initiative, a Vietnamese behavior change program that highlights the leadership role of local businesses and businesspeople in combatting illegal wildlife consumption. The Corporate Social Responsibility Guidebook encourages and shows businesspeople how to step forward as champions of wildlife protection and strengthen their businesses…
  • Jul 13, 2021 · File
    Capacity Building Assessment: Examining CWT Trainings
    A presentation on the assessment of USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement CWT capacity building programs that was conducted to gain a greater understanding of the effectiveness of USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement support program.
  • Jul 13, 2021 · File
    Second Assessment of USAID Wildlife Asia Law Enforcement Training Support Report
    After 18 months of implementing training activities, USAID Wildlife Asia conducted an initial assessment to examine the skills, knowledge, and competencies learned and applied at the individual and agency levels in the targeted countries. The assessment also explored the degree of interagency, regional, and transcontinental collaboration in practice and used…