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USAID Wildlife Asia as a case study in adaptive rigour: monitoring, evaluation and learning for adaptive management

Sep 22, 2020 · File

This briefing note looks at how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia programme has operationalised the concepts of ...

Job: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Sep 14, 2020 · News Item

The USAID Wildlife Asia Activity seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation ...

Job: Project Support Officer

Sep 08, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation approach. ...

New Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Digest by USAID and Traffic Reveals Illicit Trade Routes for Pangolins

Sep 03, 2020 · News Item

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, launched today the 3rd Annual Counter Wildlife ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest: Southeast Asia and China, 2019

Sep 01, 2020 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia and TRAFFIC regularly collect and update documentation on the current state of wildlife trafficking of these species through a compilation ...

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Aug 26, 2020 · News Item

The USAID Wildlife Asia Activity seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation ...

USAID supports update of Thailand Counter Wildlife Trafficking Rapid Reference Guide for prosecutors and investigators

Aug 24, 2020 · News Item

USAID, in partnership with Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and WWF Thailand, organized a virtual meeting to update ...

USAID partners with the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education to reduce demand for wildlife products in Vietnam

Aug 21, 2020 · News Item

On 3 July, USAID Wildlife Asia and the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education (CCPE) organized a workshop for 60 senior CCPE officials and government ...

USAID’s Wildlife-Free Pangolin Gifting Campaign in China expands reach to affluent communities and influencers

Aug 21, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia expanded the reach of its China Wildlife Free Pangolin Gifting Campaign launched in June to target high earning consumers who use wild meat ...

Job: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Aug 20, 2020 · News Item

The USAID Wildlife Asia Activity seeks to significantly reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China by employing a comprehensive regional cooperation ...

USAID builds cadre of master trainers to reduce illegal wildlife consumption in Vietnam

Jul 21, 2020 · News Item

To leverage the involvement of private sector actors in combating wildlife trafficking, USAID Wildlife Asia and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry ...

USAID promotes Countering Transnational Organized Crime training course for law enforcement

Jul 21, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia advanced the institutionalization of its Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) training package to over 150 law enforcement ...

USAID and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce promote counter wildlife trafficking corporate social responsibility

Jul 17, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia, in partnership the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), organized a workshop on June 8, 2020 to integrate counter wildlife ...

U.S. interagency hosts webinar on the zoonotic origins of the COVID-19 virus

Jul 14, 2020 · News Item

USAID and the U.S. Department of State jointly hosted a webinar on the detection, prevention, and mitigation of current and future zoonotic diseases on ...

USAID launches Wildlife-Free Gifting Campaign to decrease demand for pangolins in China

Jul 14, 2020 · News Item

On June 20, USAID Wildlife Asia launched the first phase of the Wildlife-Free Gifting Campaign that discourages the practice of gifting friends with meals ...

USAID intensifies Wildlife Protection Law campaign to reduce the consumption of illegal wildlife in China

Jul 08, 2020 · News Item

USAID’s ongoing Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) campaign focuses on the penalties and personal risks of buying and consuming illegal wildlife products as a ...

Request for Quote/Proposal: Consumer research to evaluate the impact of the Chi Initiative Phase III on target audiences in Vietnam

Jun 17, 2020 · News Item

RTI, prime implementing partner of the USAID Wildlife Asia Activity, is currently seeking a research agency to deliver a thorough, systematic, and objective ...

“No Ivory No Tiger Amulets” Campaign reaches amulet consumers in Bangkok

Jun 16, 2020 · News Item

Since June 1, twenty tuktuks with ads carrying the message “Can Tiger Fangs and Ivory Protect You?  Don’t Buy, Don’t Use Products Made from Ivory and Tiger” ...

Key Influencer expands reach of “A Good Life is Free of Killing” campaign in Thailand

Jun 16, 2020 · News Item

Consumer beliefs in the power of ivory and tiger products to bring good luck and prevent harm are powerful drivers for consuming these products in Thailand, ...

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 ...

USAID and Da Nang Local Government Partner to Reduce Demand for Wildlife Products

May 15, 2020 · News Item

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia project is partnering with the People’s Committee of Da Nang City to place public service ...

USAID leverages placement in Giant Panda Magazine to promote the Wildlife Protection Law campaign

May 06, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia placed a half-page Wildlife Protection Law public service announcement in the Giant Panda magazine’s April 2020 issue to disseminate ...

Prominent Thai thought leaders counter spiritual beliefs about wildlife products

May 06, 2020 · News Item

Over the past two months, USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with WildAid, launched short and long version Facebook videos of interviews with two prominent ...

USAID facilitates U.S. Government counter wildlife trafficking interagency meeting in Bangkok

May 06, 2020 · News Item

On April 24, USAID hosted a virtual meeting with seven U.S. Government agencies from Washington D.C., Bangkok, and Missions across the ASEAN region.

Handbook on Wildlife Conservation Policy

Apr 22, 2020 · File

This Handbook is an outcome of the High Level Dialogue that the National Assembly of Vietnam conducted in partnership with USAID Wildlife Asia on July 26, 2019 ...

USAID “A Good Life is Free of Killing” campaign inspires new content

Apr 07, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia, in collaboration with WildAid, produced five videos that interview three popular opinion leaders in Thailand.The videos disseminate ...

USAID joins workshop on financial investigations in wildlife and forestry crimes

Apr 07, 2020 · News Item

On March 11 and 12, in Bangkok, USAID Wildlife Asia participated in a panel discussion on building partnerships with NGOs at a workshop on financial ...

Tran Bao Ngan: International Women's Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 12, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Chenyue Ma (YK): International Women's Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 10, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Eleanora de Guzman: International Women's Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 06, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Sallie Yang: International Women's Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 06, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Wanweena Tangsathianraphap: International Women's Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 06, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Bussara Tirakalyanapan: International Women's Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 06, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Grace Gabriel: International Women’s Day CWT Spotlight

Mar 05, 2020 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia is celebrating International Women's Day 2020 by highlighting some of our team members who are leading the charge on counter wildlife ...

Influential Thais Ask Public to Shun Ivory and Tiger Amulets

Oct 07, 2019 · News Item

Bangkok, October 7, 2019 – As part of efforts to reduce the use of amulets made from endangered elephant and tigers, WildAid, the United States Agency for ...

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 Launches New Public Service Announcements to Tackle Rhino Horn Consumption

Dec 19, 2019 · News Item

HANOI, December 18, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia released two Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in ...

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 ...

Scaling Efforts to Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Through Legislative Reforms - A Selection of Best Practices, Key Innovations and Model Provisions

Sep 06, 2019 · File

This monograph provides a short description and highlights key provisions of a selection of legislative and policy innovations and best practices available in ...

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 Presented Suite of Pangolin Species Identification Resources at World’s Largest Wildlife Conference

Sep 02, 2019 · News Item

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a portfolio of pangolin species identification resources at the 18th Meeting of the Conference ...

Thai and Tanzanian Journalists Join Hands to Combat Wildlife Crime

Aug 27, 2019 · News Item

BANGKOK, August 26, 2019 – This week in Thailand, journalists from Tanzania joined forces with their Thai counterparts to explore wildlife conservation and ...

USAID works alongside Vietnam’s National Assembly on effective wildlife conservation through demand reduction

Jul 30, 2019 · News Item

HANOI, July 26, 2019 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the USAID Wildlife Asia activity, in partnership with the Office of the ...

Asia-Africa Journalists Exchange Launched

Jun 07, 2019 · News Item

BANGKOK, June 6, 2019 - Thai journalists will travel to Tanzania from June 8 to 17, marking the beginning of the Asia-Africa Journalists Exchange Program to ...

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 ...

ASEAN Ministers Advance Commitments to Counter Illegal Wildlife Trade

Apr 05, 2019 · News Item

Chiang Mai, March 21, 2019 - Association for Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) ministers gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the Special ASEAN Ministerial ...

Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General and USAID Launch Rapid Reference Guide to Help Prosecutors Fight Wildlife Crime

Mar 19, 2019 · News Item

BANGKOK, March 20, 2019 – Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Rapid Reference ...

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 ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest, Issue II, March 2019

Mar 01, 2019 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia regularly updates documentation of the current state of wildlife trafficking of these species through a compilation of secondary ...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASIA – AFRICA JOURNALIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM - Deadline extended to March 15

Feb 12, 2019 · News Item

Through the Asia – Africa Journalist Exchange Program (JEP), USAID Wildlife Asia and USAID PROTECT in Tanzania are looking for eligible five (5) Thai ...

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 ...

Businesses in Vietnam Pledge to Fight Illegal Wildlife Consumption at USAID Workshop

Nov 21, 2018 · News Item

QUY NHON, November 26, 2018 – Business leaders in Central Vietnam have pledged to actively combat illegal wildlife consumption, tapping new programs to shed ...

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 ...

SPECIAL REPORT:Wildlife trafficking: a global scourge

Oct 17, 2018 · News Item

Law enforcement and prosecution seen improved over the years, but still one step behind trafficking. As he opened the back door of a taxi in the parking lot ...

USAID Promotes Chi Initiative to Drive Down Demand for Rhino Horn

Aug 28, 2018 · News Item

HANOI, August 28, 2018 – Today, the USAID Wildlife Asia project launched the third phase of the Chi Initiative, a program to help decrease consumer demand for ...

New wildlife product demand reduction study reveals rising affluence and travel abroad drives consumption in China

Jun 09, 2018 · News Item

BEIJING, June 12, 2018 – The demand for wildlife parts and products in China is driven by increasing wealth and travel for business and/or leisure outside the ...

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 ...

Learning about China's Wildlife Protection Law - VDO series

May 21, 2018 · News Item

This series of short VDO aims to enhance the public’s legal awareness of the Wildlife Protection Law enacted in January 1, 2017 in China. They illustrate ...

Thailand Studies Animal Care to Improve Survival of Pangolins

Apr 20, 2018 · News Item

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Wildlife ...

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, ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest: Southeast Asia and China

Mar 02, 2018 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia aims to document and understand the current state of wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia and China through the compilation of secondary ...

USAID Unveils Field Guide to Combat Pangolin Trafficking

Feb 16, 2018 · News Item

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is marking World Pangolin Day on February 17 by unveiling a new guide to help law enforcement ...

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 ...

Asian Journalists Train to Cover the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Feb 08, 2018 · News Item

Seventeen journalists from Asian countries participated in a workshop to learn how to cover wildlife trafficking issues. The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) ...

New courses on risk profiling of wildlife contraband in Lao PDR and Viet Nam

Oct 05, 2017 · News Item

Vientiane (Lao PDR), October 5, 2017 – Customs officers play a crucial role in efforts to combat wildlife crime, not only in the interception of contraband, ...

What to do with captured wildlife

Oct 04, 2017 · News Item

A normal day for Kai, a young female staff member at the Wildlife Quarantine Centre in Nakorn Nayok, Thailand, just two hours from Bangkok, starts by preparing ...

P160 M worth of wildlife confiscated in past 7 years

Oct 04, 2017 · News Item

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that P160 million worth of wildlife specimens were confiscated by ...

Pangolin listed among most trafficked wildlife

Oct 04, 2017 · News Item

BANGKOK – The pangolin is one of the most trafficked wildlife species, a concerned official has said. USAID Wildlife Asia chief of party Robert Mather noted ...

Fresh bid to tackle illegal wildlife trade

Oct 04, 2017 · News Item

Meeting hears that officials are losing the battle against organized criminals. As transnational wildlife trafficking continues unabated in Southeast Asia, ...

Strong cooperation among Asean countries to combat transnational organized crime on wildlife

Oct 04, 2017 · News Item

Bangkok (Greeners) – The regional discussion on illegal animals and plants trading in Asia officially opened on Wednesday (13/09), at Miracle Grand Convention ...

Regional nations hold dialogue on combating wildlife smuggling, poaching

Oct 04, 2017 · News Item

Bangkok - More efforts are needed to strengthen and support collaboration among ASEAN countries and China to combat the increasing wildlife smuggling and ...

“I am #IvoryFree” Online Campaign

Sep 20, 2017 · News Item

The U.S. Agency for International Development Wildlife Asia (USAID Wildlife Asia) Activity and WildAid Thailand are launching an online campaign to help end ...

USAID Wildlife Asia presented Consumer Demand Situation Analysis Sunda Pangolin Regional Conservation Planning Workshop

Jul 19, 2017 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia presented its Situation Analysis focusing on pangolin consumer demand during this Workshop organized by the IUCN SSC Asian Species Action ...

USAID Wildlife Asia joined round table discussion on evolving strategies for combating wildlife crime

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

On Friday June 23, Washington - RTI International hosted a round table discussion of Evolving Strategies for Combating Wildlife Crime: Perspectives for ...

Social and Behavior Change (SBCC) Workshop for Chinese NGOs

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

USAID Wildlife Asia conducted an SBCC workshop for NGOs in Beijing from June 14 to 16. Seventeen participants attended from ten international and local ...

Asian and African Lawmakers Supports Innovations in Wildlife Legislations

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

Ranking Legislators the Philippines, Lao PDR, Thailand and Tanzania joined a 2-day UN Africa-Asia Symposium on Legal Frameworks for Combating Wildlife Crime, ...

Two hundred participants discussed innovations in counter wildlife trafficking organized by USAID Wildlife Asia in Bangkok

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

On 14-15 March, USAID Wildlife Asia activity hosted a unique conference on “Innovations in Counter Wildlife Trafficking” The event brought together 200 ...

USAID Wildlife Asia to integrate Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) technology and innovation

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

Following-up from the CWT Innovations Conference, USAID Wildlife Asia is continuing to explore possibilities to apply and support technologies and innovations.

Dr. Patarapol “Lotter” Maneeorn - Thailand's first wildlife veterinarian

Feb 07, 2019 · News Item

Counter Wildlife Trafficking Champion for USAID Wildlife Asia. Dr. Patarapol is Thailand's first wildlife veterinarian for the Department of National Parks, ...