All Events

Reducing Consumer Demand for Elephant Ivory and Tiger Parts and Products: Results from USAID Wildlife Asia (Webinar)

Dec 09, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
In this webinar, USAID Wildlife Asia will share results from social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaigns to reduce consumer demand in Thailand driven by spiritual beliefs, especially for ivory and tiger amulets. Each part of the SBCC planning process will be highlighted and results from the recent rapid consumer survey will be shared.

Vietnam’s Central Committee for Propaganda and Education (CCPE) High-Level Meeting

Nov 27, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and Vietnam’s Central Committee for Propaganda and Education (CCPE) are holding a high-level meeting to strengthen the country’s communications in addressing the illegal wildlife trade. Participants will include 50 CCPE leaders and senior government communicators from various departments of CCPE and other government agencies.

Zoohackathon 2020: Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking!

Nov 06, 2020 to Nov 08, 2020
Zoohackathon 2020 is a global competition run by the U.S. Department of State that harnesses the power of technological innovation and the raising of public awareness to combat wildlife trafficking. It brings together coders, university students, wildlife conservation experts, zoos, and other academic and nongovernmental organizations to develop wire-frame/demo technology solution ideas over 2.5 days.  We aim to turn these solution ideas into real-world technologies that can help combat wildlife trafficking into the future.  In prior years, this competition was held in-person, but as COVID-19 has made that infeasible for 2020, we have developed the Virtual Global Zoohackathon 2020.

Launch/Introduction of the updated Rapid Reference Guide on Applicable Offenses to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species (Restricted)

Oct 27, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
USAID Wildlife Asia, in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General and WWF Thailand, will launch the updated Rapid Reference Guide (RRG) on Applicable Offenses to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in Thailand through an introductory workshop to be attended by government stakeholders. The RRG has been updated to reflect recent changes in the Thai Law.

Virtual (Zoom) Launch of USAID Wildlife Asia's 2019 CWT Digest

Sep 03, 2020 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, is organizing the launch of the 2019 Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Digest Report. The report is a systematic compilation and analysis of open-source information and captures the status, trends and changes in patterns of the illegal wildlife trade.

Vietnam National Assembly Meeting Series on CWT Measures

Aug 14, 2020 to Aug 25, 2020 Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with the Office of the National Assembly, is organizing a series of six internal meetings August 14-25, 2020 among selected Parliamentarians and Government leaders to strengthen CWT-focused communication and legal measures to reduce demand for illegal wildlife.

Capacity-building workshop for Vietnam's CCPE leaders and government communicators on strengthening CWT-focused communications

Jul 03, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
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 reduce demand for illegal wildlife products. The integrated workshop aims to engage 250 CCPE leaders/officials and propaganda reporters/officials in exploring social and behavior change communications (SBCC) best practices and exchanging views on wildlife protection strategies.

Vietnam National Assembly Second Dialogue

Jun 30, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
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”. The event is the second in a series of three activities organized by the USAID Wildlife Asia project aimed at ending the illegal consumption of wildlife products in Vietnam. Vietnamese government leaders and conservation expert will discuss how Vietnam can improve its wildlife-related policies and legal system for wildlife management and protection, as well as promote demand reduction activities to bring high efficiency for wildlife conservation.

Rollout of Chi-Themed SBCC Campaigns with Women-Led Enterprises in Vietnam

Jun 19, 2020 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM Hanoi, 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 women-led enterprises in Hanoi, Vietnam  on June 19, 2020.

Integrated Training Workshop on CWT-Related CSR for Sustainable Tourism

Jun 08, 2020 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), together with the Quang Ninh Province’s Department of Tourism (DOT), will organize a half-day training workshop on early detection and management of business and wildlife-associated legal risks with a particular focus on CWT-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) for sustainable tourism on June 8, 2020 in Quang Ninh City, Vietnam.

Stakeholders' Meeting to Discuss the Caucus Model

Feb 13, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 02:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
The Thai Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) are holding a stakeholders' consultation program on February 13, 2020 in Bangkok to discuss adapting the parliamentary caucus model to the Thai context.

Press Conference: Chi III Public Service Annoucements Launch

Dec 18, 2019 from 02:30 PM to 06:00 PM Press Club Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia will launch the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) of the third phase of the Chi Initiative. The two PSAs will be introduced to the media, partners from government, and private sector. Therefore, they can take ownership of these Social and Behavior Change Communication tools to further disseminate behavior change messaging to target audiences.

Interactive event with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Danang on wildlife-focused Corporate Social Responsibility for business leaders and CEOs

Dec 14, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM Rosamia Da Nang Hotel, Da Nang City, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Da Nang will organize a half-day interactive business event on Wildlife-focused Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Business Leaders and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs).

USAID Wildlife Asia Demand Reduction Coordination Meeting

Nov 27, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM USAID Wildlife Asia Office, 208 Wireless Road,
This meeting will bring together CWT stakeholders to share information and provide activity updates on consumer demand reduction for wildlife and relevant public campaigns in Thailand.

Training for CEOs on CWT- focused CSR

Oct 19, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 08:30 PM Da Nang City, Vietnam,
On October 19, 2019, USAID Wildlife Asia and VCCI Da Nang will hold a half-day training session for members of the CEOs Club on business strategy and wildlife-focused CSR for sustainable development.

Spiritual Beliefs Campaign Launch

Oct 07, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM Lido Connect, Bangkok,
As part of USAID Wildlife Asia’s efforts to reduce demand for ivory and tiger products in Thailand, USAID Wildlife Asia is working together with WildAid to launch the “Spiritual Beliefs Campaign”.

Behaviour Change and CWT Event at Bo De Pagoda, Hanoi

Sep 29, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Bo De Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia and Vietnam Central Buddhist Association (VCBA) will organize a one-day interactive event for both Buddhist and non-Buddhists at Bo De Pagoda on September 29, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division Capacity Building Program

Sep 25, 2019 to Sep 26, 2019 Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division, Bangkok,
USAID Wildlife Asia is mandated to strengthen law enforcement capacity and coordination and recently conducted a needs assessment of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division (NED); a division of the Royal Thai Police responsible for investigating crimes involving natural resources and the environment including wildlife crimes and trafficking.

Beautiful without Ivory Campaign Launch

Sep 20, 2019 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM Anantara Siam Hotel, Bangkok,
As part of USAID Wildlife Asia’s efforts to reduce demand for ivory in Thailand, USAID Wildlife Asia will launch a campaign with two components.

Inaugural Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Adjudication, Rule of Law and Environmental Justice

Aug 29, 2019 08:30 AM to Aug 30, 2019 03:30 PM Grande Center Point Ploenchit Hotel, Bangkok,
The role of the judiciary is broadly recognized in strengthening environmental law enforcement, building specialization in environmental adjudication through the creation of environmental courts and benches and the institutionalization of a judicial certification program on environment, and setting up credible rule of law systems that advance integrity and environmental justice.