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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.

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.

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.

High-ranking Dialogue on Wildlife Protection in Vietnam through Demand Reduction Approach

Jul 26, 2019 from 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM National Assembly Meeting Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with the National Assembly’s Office of Vietnam will conduct a dialogue to contribute to informing, developing or implementing more effective demand reduction campaigns/programs following a round of evidence-based discussions, recommendations and consultations on wildlife conservation-related issues amongst highest Party and Government leaders.

Asia-Africa Journalists Exchange

Aug 17, 2019 to Aug 26, 2019 Bangkok and field sites in Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia and USAID PROTECT have been working closely with journalists under each project to improve the understanding of the importance of wildlife in their countries and regions. Specifically, USAID Wildlife Asia is working with journalists to improve their understanding of wildlife trafficking from source to destination countries, which have a black-market demand for Africa wildlife and its products. USAID PROTECT has provided training to a select number of journalists who are interested in covering conservation and protection efforts in Tanzania for both flora and fauna, which covers many of the animals that are poached and trafficked and being sent to Asia.

Air Sector Awareness Training

Jul 24, 2019 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand,
Thailand has long been recognized as a major player in the supply chain of illegal wildlife. It is connected by air routes to Africa and South Asia (both major sources of wildlife valued in the illicit market) and to China and Vietnam (both major consumer countries in the region).

Phap Van Pagoda Chi Campaign Event

Jul 14, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM Phap Van Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia is partnering with the Vietnam Central Buddhist Association (VCBA) to organize a one-day interactive event for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists at Phap Van Pagoda on July 14, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The date falls in the middle of the lunar month, the full moon, when thousands of Vietnamese citizens go to the pagoda to hear lectures on life and ethics, and pray for health, luck, and happiness.

Integration of SBCC Activities into Vietnam Automobile Transport Association 2019 Annual Members Meeting

Jun 28, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM Can Tho City, Vietnam,
USAID Wildlife Asia will jointly support the Annual Member Meeting of Vietnam Automobile Transport Association (VATA) in Can Tho city. The event will promote SBCC messaging, impacting 150 businesspeople and leaders (including VATA steering board members, the Central Highland and Southern provincial automobile transport associations (from Danang city down to the Southern provinces), permanent association members from transport companies and bus station authorities of the Northern provincial automobile transport associations and company leaders.

Training Workshop for Vietnam Automobile Transport Association’s Member Transport Enterprises on Risk Management

Jun 27, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 05:30 PM Can Tho City, Vietnam,
The half-day capacity-building workshop on risk management and wildlife-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy will provide specialist CSR training for transport companies with an emphasis on combatting wildlife crime and reducing the demand for illegal wildlife consumption. The training session will include information on legislation governing the transport of wildlife products, updated data on wildlife consumption and tips on risk management. After this training session, transport leaders, managers and drivers are expected to become champions for wildlife protection, while some leading transport companies will be motivated to make zero-tolerance statements or display Chi messaging at relevant events.

Asia-Africa Journalists Exchange

Jun 08, 2019 to Jun 17, 2019 Dar es Salaam and Urusha, Tanzania,
USAID Wildlife Asia and USAID PROTECT have been working closely with journalists under each project to improve the understanding of the importance of wildlife in their countries and regions. Specifically, USAID Wildlife Asia is working with journalists to improve their understanding of wildlife trafficking from source to destination countries, which have a black-market demand for Africa wildlife and its products. USAID PROTECT has provided training to a select number of journalists who are interested in covering conservation and protection efforts in Tanzania for both flora and fauna, which covers many of the animals that are poached and trafficked and being sent to Asia.

Cross-Border Cooperation Training Courses for Vietnam and China Frontline Wildlife Officers

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 28, 2019 Hekou and Pingxiang, China,
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with USAID Wildlife Asia and TRAFFIC/WWF China in cooperation with the Environmental Police Department, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam to organize two “Cross-Border Cooperation Training Courses for Vietnam and China Frontline Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers” in Hekou and Pingxiang.

CITES COP 18

Aug 17, 2019 to Aug 28, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland,
The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland.

Workshop to Finalize Lao PDR CITES National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP)

May 02, 2019 to May 03, 2019 Vientiane, Lao PDR,
USAID Wildlife Asia, with partners US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) convened the Dialogue Workshop on the Draft NIAP in February 15, 2019. This workshop aims to finalize recommendations made at the February 2019 Dialogue Workshop and succeeding internal consultations by Government of Lao PDR with their various agency stakeholders, and to utilize USAID Wildlife Asia-WCS-DOJ NIAP recommendations.

Launch of the Rapid Reference Guide on Applicable Offences to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in Thailand

Mar 20, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia Activity, in coordination with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has developed a Rapid Reference Guide (RRG) on Applicable Offences to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in Thailand. Intended as a practical tool for wildlife investigators and prosecutors, the RRG contains brief descriptions of all specialized laws/regulations as well as ancillary statutes, such as anti-money laundering, tax evasion and anti-corruption.

Air Sector Awareness Training

Mar 12, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM Lao Airlines Headquarters, 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.

Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Training Course

Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019 Hanoi, Vietnam,
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 traditional multi-agency coordination and information sharing.