Articles

USAID Partners with Vietnam Central Buddhist Association to Promote a Wildlife Products-free Lifestyle

Jun 09, 2020 · News Item

In 2019, USAID Wildlife Asia teamed up with the Vietnam Central Buddhist Association (VCBA), the largest Buddhist organization in Vietnam. Through the ...

In the Wake of COVID-19, USAID Supports Regional Action to Strengthen ASEAN Countries’ CWT Efforts

May 27, 2020 · News Item

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, which scientists believe may have been transmitted to humans through exposure to illegal wildlife, has called attention to ...

USAID Mobilizes Vietnamese Business Community to Promote a Wildlife Consumption- Free Lifestyle

Apr 28, 2020 · News Item

To date, nearly six million businesspeople and members of the public in Vietnam, have been exposed to behavior change messaging through a range of conduits.

Demand for Popular USAID Pangolin Species ID Guide Grows, Bolstering Counter Wildlife Trafficking Efforts

Apr 16, 2020 · News Item

In February 2018, USAID Wildlife Asia launched a suite of pangolin species identification materials to help frontline law enforcement agencies identify traded ...

USAID’s Pangolin Species Identification Guide Is Now Widely Used by Law Enforcers

Mar 12, 2020 · News Item

Two years after its launch on World Pangolin Day 2018, the USAID Pangolin Species Identification Guide: A Rapid Assessment Tool for Field and Desk is now ...

USAID Facilitates Groundbreaking Changes to Thailand’s National Wildlife Law

Jan 27, 2020 · News Item

In November 2019, the new Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (WARPA) took effect in Thailand, enhancing the protection levels of ...

USAID and INTERPOL bridge law enforcement responses between Asia and Africa

Sep 24, 2019 · News Item

On September 16, 2019, USAID Wildlife Asia and INTERPOL joined forces to bring top law enforcement officers together from source countries in Africa and ...

USAID Wildlife Asia and VATA commit to tackling illegal wildlife transport and consumption

Sep 10, 2019 · News Item

The illegal wildlife trade is the fourth-largest illegal global trade after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking. Criminals are finding covert ways ...

Thai Judiciary meets with regional partners to promote environmental rule of law

Sep 06, 2019 · News Item

BANGKOK, August 29, 2019 – More than 60 judges from Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines, together with legal experts from Australia, the Philippines, and ...

USAID Wildlife Asia and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Apply Social and Behavior Change Communication to Reduce Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products

Apr 22, 2019 · News Item

From March 14 to 15, 2019, 20 government officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) participated in a ...

Vietnamese Woman Champions wildlife protection through corporate social responsibility

Mar 15, 2019 · News Item

Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy, Deputy Director of Small & Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion Center and a member of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), ...

Women Bring New Perspectives to Wildlife Law Enforcement in Thailand

Mar 08, 2019 · News Item

The international illicit trade in endangered wildlife is driving many species to extinction. Animals such as pangolins, rhinos, elephants and tigers are ...

5 Simple Actions to be a Responsible Traveler

Feb 28, 2019 · News Item

Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year, millions of travelers from around the world visit Thailand for business or ...

USAID Wildlife Asia’s Wildlife Protection Law Campaign in China leverages nearly $4.4 million

Jan 29, 2019 · News Item

On May 22, 2018, USAID Wildlife Asia launched the campaign to promote the updated Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) in China on the International Day for ...

Special Report: Changing the behaviour of society can help end wildlife trafficking

Jan 03, 2019 · News Item

The newly-wed couple is about to cut their wedding cake and share it with their guests, when it suddenly transforms into a live shark. The couple then slices ...

SPECIAL REPORT: A refuge for impounded wildlife

Oct 17, 2018 · News Item

Young teams tend smuggled animals, as they await the possibility of a return to the wild where they truly belong. Three-year-olds Shizuka and Nobita are no ...

New study highlights beliefs in bid to reduce demand for ivory and tiger parts in Thailand

Jun 04, 2018 · News Item

BANGKOK, June 5, 2018 – Although relatively limited, the demand for ivory and tiger products in Thailand is largely driven by affluent, established business ...

In Defense of the Environment: Trailblazing Woman Judge Leads the Charge

Mar 21, 2018 · News Item

Dr. Suntariya Muanpawong is a longstanding champion of the environment. A judge and Secretary to the First Vice-President of the Supreme Court of Thailand, ...

THAILAND MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION DAY: ‘I am #IvoryFree’ Campaign Attracts 15,000 Supporters, 87 Million Views

Jan 08, 2018 · News Item

BANGKOK, December 26, 2017 – Commemorating Thailand National Wildlife Protection Day today, the U.S Agency for International Development Wildlife Asia program ...