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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

Celebrity Vet Promoted USAID Counter Wildlife Trafficking Efforts

Oct 30, 2017 · News Item

BANGKOK -- Today, Dr. Patarapol "Lotter" Maneeorn, Thailand’s popular veterinarian, announced his five-year public commitment as a Wildlife Champion with the ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Webinar on Wildlife Consumer Demand Situation Analysis

Jul 20, 2017 · News Item

On July 6, USAID Wildlife Asia presented results of this Situation Analysis covering China, Vietnam and Thailand during the Webinar organized by the TRAFFIC ...

SBCC framework on demand reduction developed

Jul 20, 2017 · News Item

The situation analysis which summarized and reviewed findings from 17 existing consumer research studies, six campaign evaluation studies, and 46 articles on ...

USAID Wildlife Asia introduces CWT to Rosewood Dialogue

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

Hosted by Thailand Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in March, NGOs and development partners from Greater Mekong countries participated at the 3rd ...

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.

Partnership meeting to discuss counter wildlife trafficking in China

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

Implemented in Southeast Asian countries and China, USAID Wildlife Asia organized a Counter Wildlife Trafficking China Partnership Meeting on May 31-June 1, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

July 28-30, 2017 - Singapore: USAID Wildlife Asia presented its Situation Analysis focusing on pangolin consumer demand during this Workshop organized by the ...

Asian and African Lawmakers Support Innovations in Wildlife Legislation

Jul 18, 2017 · News Item

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