All Events

Risk Profiling to Enhance Interception of Illegal Wildlife Trade Training Course

Aug 28, 2018 08:00 AM to Aug 30, 2018 05:00 PM Sihanoukville, Cambodia,
USAID Wildlife Asia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will jointly fund and coordinate a training course on “Risk Profiling to Enhance Interception of Illegal Wildlife Trade” in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. This training course is the result of a collaborative partnership between the UNODC’s Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime and USAID Wildlife Asia and will be implemented in cooperation with the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia.

World Elephant Day

Aug 12, 2018
World Elephant Day was co-founded on August 12, 2012, by Canadian Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand, an initiative of HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand. World Elephant Day is the vehicle by which organizations and individuals can rally together to give voice to the issues threatening elephants.

USAID Wildlife Asia Work Planning Workshop

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 20, 2018 Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Pattaya, Thailand,
The whole team of USAID Wildlife Asia and implementing partners will discuss and design work plan for FY 03 (October 2018-September 2019). USAID Wildlife Asia implementing partners include RTI International, FHI 360, IFAW, Integra, Freeland, Conservation Council of Nations and TRAFFIC.

Supreme Court of Thailand-USAID Wildlife Asia Work Plan Meeting on the Development of Thailand’s Green Benches Program and CWT Awareness Initiatives

Jun 29, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM Supreme Court of Thailand, Bangkok,
Considered as unprecedented and unique partnership, the work program covers many collaborative initiatives which aims to increase and enhance the role of the judiciary in Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) by providing judicial reliefs to cases, with tools and innovative policies. The USAID Wildlife Asia - Supreme Court work plan covers building awareness within the Supreme Court and its specialized divisions and courts, institutionalization of knowledge and CWT curriculum development for the Judicial Institute research support on judicial policy innovations and best practices, and high-level field missions to court houses within "CWT hotspots" in Thailand.

Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Training Course

Jun 25, 2018 to Jul 01, 2018 Hua Hin, Thailand,
The Detection of Environmental Crime Training (DETECT) - Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) training course is designed to help law enforcement investigators identify and disrupt transnational organized crime groups involved in wildlife trafficking. The course equips appropriate enforcement authorities with the knowledge and skills required to identify and disrupt organized, cross-border wildlife trafficking supply chains moving pangolin, elephant ivory, rhino horn and big cats. A key objective of the training is increasing and sustaining transnational multi-agency coordination and information sharing.

Pangolin Strategy Design Workshop

Jun 13, 2018 02:00 PM to Jun 14, 2018 04:00 PM Beijing Hilton Hotel, Beijing, China,
The pangolin strategy design workshop aims to enable the participants to gain understanding of specific consumer segments of pangolin scales and pangolin meat/other food, what are their drivers, influencing factors, socio-demographic profiles, locations, and other relevant information.

USAID Wildlife Asia: Presentation on Findings of the Research on Consumer Demand for Elephant, Pangolin, Rhino and Tiger Parts and Products in China

Jun 12, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM Beijing Hilton Hotel, Beijing,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with IFAW and Beijing Normal University (BNU) will conduct a meeting to present the results of the consumer research (quantitative and qualitative) on demand for elephant, pangolin, rhino and tiger parts and products in China.

Yieow Dong Task Force Investigation Training

May 21, 2018 08:30 AM to May 23, 2018 05:00 PM Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok,
USAID Wildlife Asia is developing and delivering a training program to help government agencies identify and address the internet-based illicit trade in wildlife. This activity initially aims at providing support to a Thai Government inter-agency task force that is authorized to focus on internet-based wildlife crime in Thailand. USAID Wildlife Asia has been specifically requested to train Thailand’s “Yieow Dong” Taskforce to identify online, open source illegally traded wildlife.

Air Transport Sector Awareness Training - Lao PDR

Apr 26, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Wattay International Airport, Vientiane, Lao PDR,
Laos has long been recognized as a major player in the supply chain of illegal wildlife. It is connected by air routes to neighboring Thailand, whose main international airport has direct flights to trafficking hotspots across Africa and Asia. To expand good effort of USAID ROUTES Partnership, USAID Wildlife Asia will conduct a training for the air transport sector in Lao PDR to empower civilian staff working for airlines and in airports to detect and report wildlife trafficking. Training modules will focus on: trafficking on airlines, common routes and destinations, identifying culprits or suspicious behavior, reporting suspicious activity, and providing basic temporary animal care for live wildlife consignments.

USAID Wildlife Asia Presentation at SBCC Summit

Apr 19, 2018 from 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM Uluwatu 3 Room, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia,
During the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit which will be held during April 15-20, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia; the USAID Wildlife Asia Project will host an interactive session to discuss application of social and behavior change strategies to reduce consumer demand for ivory, rhino horn, tiger, and pangolin parts and products.

USAID Wildlife Asia Pangolin Care Workshop

Apr 18, 2018 to Apr 20, 2018 Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia will host a Pangolin Care Workshop designed to improve survival rates of confiscated live pangolins at the Wildlife Quarantine Centre (WQC) in Thailand.

Validation Workshop for Development of Rapid Reference Guide on Wildlife Crime

Apr 03, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM Bangkok,
The USAID Wildlife Asia, in coordination with United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is organizing a validation workshop for development and implementation of a ‘Rapid Reference Guide (RRG)’. The RRG is intended as a practical tool for wildlife investigators and prosecutors, the RRG will contain brief descriptions of all specialized laws/regulations as well as ancillary statutes. It will be designed to inform investigators/ case managers about what is minimally required to build an evidential case against those accused of wildlife and related crimes. The validation workshop will bring together the RRG working group, chaired by the OAG, with intent to incorporate working group comments and recommendations and finalize the RRG and develop a roadmap for implementation.

Social and Behavior Change Communications Training Workshop-China

Mar 21, 2018 09:00 AM to Mar 23, 2018 05:00 PM Beijing, China,
USAID Wildlife Asia is collaborating and leveraging resources with public organizations and wildlife conservation NGOs to implement a campaign that aims to improve public understanding of the newly revised Wildlife Protection Laws in China and decrease social acceptability of wildlife consumption. To prepare for the campaign launch, the Activity is organizing a training on Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) for participating organizations.

14th Annual Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on CITES and Wildlife Enforcement (AWG CITES WE)

Mar 20, 2018 to Mar 22, 2018 Luang Prabang, Lao PDR,
USAID Wildlife Asia will give presentation on USAID Wildlife Asia’s work plan and synchronization with AWG’s Regional Plan of Action; support in the proposed ASEAN SOMTC and AWG CITES WE convergence; collaboration with USAID ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) and World Bank’s project support to Department of Forest Inspection.

World Wildlife Day

Mar 03, 2018 Worldwide,
On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

World Pangolin Day

Feb 17, 2018 Worldwide,
World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa. World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in February.

I2 Analyst Notebook Training For Anti-money Laundering Office

Feb 05, 2018 09:00 AM to Feb 06, 2018 05:00 PM Anti-Money Laundering Office, Phyathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok,
The I2 Analyst's Notebook is a software program widely used by investigators and law enforcers to analyze information gathered from different sources (e.g. telephone or personal financial information) and display in different types of chart form and features including timeline or sequence of analysis, link analysis, text search, association, and manually-built chart.

Counter Transnational Organized Crime Training Workshop

Feb 02, 2018 to Feb 09, 2018 Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo,
Counter Transnational Organize Crime (CTOC) training course was designed to address transnational organized crime groups which are self-perpetuating associations of individuals who operate, wholly or in part, by illegal means and irrespective of geography or national borders. A key objective of the training is increasing and sustaining transnational multi-agency coordination and information sharing.

Inception meeting for establishment of working group to develop RRG for wildlife investigators and prosecutors

Dec 19, 2017
The USAID Wildlife Asia, in coordination with United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is organizing the working group meeting for ‘Rapid Reference Guide (RRG)’ which is chaired by Thailand’s Office of Attorney General on Tuesday 19 December 2017. The RRG is intended as a practical tool for wildlife investigators and prosecutors, the RRG will contain brief descriptions of all specialized laws/regulations as well as ancillary statutes. It will be designed to inform investigators/ case managers about what is minimally required to build an evidential case against those accused of wildlife and related crimes.

Peer Learning on C4D and Celebrity Media Outreach

Nov 30, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM USAID RDMA Office Building, Bangkok,
The USAID RDMA Partners Networking Meeting allows USAID partner communications officers/specialists to exchange, share experiences and leanings from implementing communications in the USAID funded projects.

USAID Wildlife Asia Partner Coordination Meeting in China

Nov 20, 2017 to Nov 23, 2017 Beijing, China,
The coordination meeting will discuss FY 2018 activities to be implemented in China especially under the Objective 1 on Consumer Demand Reduction, monitoring and evaluation, and communications and outreach. The team will also meet with potential implementing partners in China.

Follow up meeting with Thai NGOs on SBCC campaigns

Nov 16, 2017 from 09:30 AM to 02:00 PM USAID Wildlife Asia Office,
This is a follow up meeting of the Social and Behavior Change Communication Workshop for Thai NGOs organized during October 9-11, 2017, in Bangkok. The participant will discuss Ivory Mapping Campaign and other areas of collaboration.

The 28th Wildlife Crime Working Group (WCWG) Meeting

Oct 09, 2017 to Oct 13, 2017 INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), Singapore,
Organized by the INTERPOL Environmental Security Unit (ENS), the Meeting will look to bring member countries together to review activities undertaken by the working group and its partners based on the activities proposed during the previous WCWG Meeting In 2016. USAID Wildlife Asia will give presentation at this meeting.

Social & Behavior Change Communication Workshop for Thai NGOs

Oct 09, 2017 to Oct 11, 2017 Bangkok,
USAID Wildlife Asia schemes to facilitate and conduct the first Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) workshop for environmental NGOs and government agencies staff in Thailand. This three-day workshop covers the range of SBCC behavior analysis and planning matrix to develop SBCC plan and creative materials to reduce demand for ivory, rhino horn, pangolin and tiger products among specific target audience. It is also designed to enhance the ability of NGOs and government agencies staff to effectively manage and develop their communication campaigns.