All Events

3rd International Network of Engaged Buddhists Workshop to Reduce Demand for Wildlife

Jul 16, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM Virtual,
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 partnership with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and WildAid, launched in Thailand in 2020 to decrease the demand for ivory and tiger products driven by spiritual beliefs in their power to bring good luck and prevent harm. Two earlier workshops – on October 21, 2020 in Wat Chak Daeng and March 13, 2021 in Phitsanulok province in northern Thailand – engaged 38 temples that are now taking action to help reduce wildlife consumer demand in their communities.

Rapid Reference Guide Provincial Workshop (Virtual)

Jul 13, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Chiang Mai, Thailand,
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 Conservation; Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division; Customs; and the Department of Special Investigation. Representatives will be drawn from Chiangmai as well as the neighboring provinces of Chiang Rai, Lampoon, and Lampang.

4th Vietnam National Assembly High-Level Dialogue (Postponed to July TBD)

Jun 29, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM Hanoi, Vietnam,
This High-Level Dialogue with the National Assembly (NA) will be held on June 29, 2021 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and will be organized as small group discussions due to the COVID-19 situation. The event is a culmination of a series of High-Level dialogues with the NA and will discuss Chi Phase III’s achievements, recognize the efforts of relevant partners and individuals, and reaffirm the commitment of the National Assembly to the fight against wildlife crime.

Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Border Awareness Training Course in Mukdahan Province, Thailand

Jun 15, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Virtual,
Working with Freeland, USAID Wildlife Asia created the Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) training course to help law enforcement investigators identify and disrupt transnational organized crime groups involved in wildlife trafficking. CTOC courses aim to provide cutting-edge investigative training coupled with enhanced collaboration, coordination, cooperation, and information sharing.

Counter Wildlife Trafficking Executive Leadership Consultation Meeting (Virtual)

Jun 08, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Online,
USAID Wildlife Asia and ASEAN Chiefs of National Police (ASEANAPOL) are co-hosting a virtual Counter Wildlife Trafficking Executive Leadership Consultation meeting. This event is aimed at demonstrating the utility of a multi-agency and multinational approach to countering wildlife trafficking, and to enhance the political will and coordination among high-level police leadership across ASEAN and China to support effective wildlife crime investigations.

Virtual Launch of Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest Issue IV, 2020

May 21, 2021 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM Online,
USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with Monitor Conservation Research Society, is organizing the launch of the 2020 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.

Experts' Dialogue and Review Seminar: Introductory Course on Environmental Law and Governance (Online)

Apr 19, 2021 06:00 AM to Apr 20, 2021 05:00 PM Online,
The Thailand Judicial Training Institute (JTI) in collaboration with USAID Wildlife Asia and United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP) have jointly developed a judicial curriculum entitled “Introductory Course on Environmental Law and Governance” for the Thai judiciary. The curriculum will be hosted on UNEP’s InforMEA online platform and will be an institutionalized course of JTI. The curriculum’s primary language is Thai, but an English version of the course has also been developed.

2nd Demand Reduction Workshop of International Network of Engaged Buddhists

Mar 13, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM Phitsanulok City, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) will hold the 2nd workshop at Phitsanulok City in northern Thailand. This workshop is part of social mobilization efforts that will use face-to-face channels to expand the reach of USAID Wildlife Asia’s Spiritual Beliefs campaign to decrease demand for ivory and tiger products driven by beliefs in their power to bring good luck and prevent harm. This workshop follows the first successful workshop held on October 21, 2020 and expands the participation of spiritual leaders in additional provinces in Thailand. Approximately 30 monks and nuns from various Buddhist temples in Northern Thailand will participate in this workshop. Participants will discuss wildlife trade and its relation to Buddhist teachings, and will develop an action plan to counter spiritual beliefs about wildlife products and reduce consumption of these products.

Maritime Stakeholders' Workshop on CWT

Mar 09, 2021 08:30 AM to Mar 10, 2021 04:30 PM Bangkok, Thailand,
USAID Wildlife Asia and its partners--the Royal Thai Customs, United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime, TRAFFIC and WWF--are holding a Maritime Stakeholders' Workshop on “Countering wildlife trafficking and other illicit trade through Thai seaports and maritime supply chains”. This meeting will convene representatives from government agencies such as Thai Customs, Port Authority of Thailand, DNP, FD, NED and the shipping and freight sectors to identify wildlife trafficking enablers and vulnerabilities in the port/supply chain systems and operations, and the responses needed to counter them. The workshop will provide the foundation for follow up activities partly supported by specific initiatives and partly driven by public and private sector enterprises. This event is one of a series of Port/Maritime Stakeholder Workshops targeting key countries whose maritime trade chains are known to be exploited by wildlife traffickers.

ASEAN Webinar on Risks of Zoonotic Diseases Transmission from Illegal Wildlife Trade (For AMS Government Officials and Supporting Partners)

Feb 24, 2021 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM Virtual,
ASEAN is holding a webinar on the risks of zoonotic disease transmission from the illegal wildlife trade. Facilitated by USAID Wildlife Asia, the webinar will include the participation of experts led by former CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon. Freeland, Asian Development Bank, World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and WWF will also provide resource speakers for the webinar. The webinar will be hosted by AWG CITES WE Malaysia Chair via the Bluejeans platform. This collaboration will also produce materials, a policy brief, and recommendations on preventing pandemics from zoonotic diseases.

Roundtable meeting to review the Vietnamese CTOC training package

Dec 18, 2020 Hanoi, Vietnam,
The Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) course was identified as a priority during a targeted needs assessment of the Vietnam People's Police Academy (PPA) undertaken by USAID Wildlife Asia. The PPA indicated that it was interested in integrating and institutionalizing relevant CTOC training materials into their curricula. This roundtable meeting with key Vietnamese law enforcement agencies is being conducted to review and discuss how to tailor the CTOC materials to the specific needs of Vietnam’s broader law enforcement community.

Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook Soft Launch (Webinar)

Dec 15, 2020 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
USAID Wildlife Asia is launching the "Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook" to the Community of Practice through the next "Changing Demands" webinar to be hosted by TRAFFIC. In this webinar, USAID Wildlife Asia’s Eleanora de Guzman will explain the five steps in the SBCC Planning Process through a case example from a USAID Wildlife Asia ivory demand reduction campaign in Thailand.

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.