The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent U.S. Government Agency that operates under the foreign policy direction of the U.S. Secretary of State. Following 50 years of improving lives through development and humanitarian assistance, USAID is the principal U.S. Government development agency partnering with countries throughout the world to promote peace, prosperity, and security. Please visit www.usaid.gov or follow www.facebook.com/USAIDAsia for more information.
FREELAND Foundation is an international organization dedicated to a world free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. FREELAND works throughout Asia, raising public awareness and building local capacity to protect critical ecosystems, wildlife and vulnerable people. FREELAND is the lead implementing partner of ARREST (Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking), a program sponsored by the United States Government in partnership with ASEAN and over 50 governmental and non-governmental organizations. For more info, visit www.freeland.org also; follow FREELAND on twitter @FREELANDpeople or facebook.com/freelandfoundation
Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) is the world’s largest wildlife law enforcement network and involves law enforcement agencies of the 10 ASEAN countries. The network facilitates inter-agency and cross-border collaboration in the fight against the region’s illegal wildlife, which threatens biodiversity, endangers public health, and undermines economic well-being. For more information, visit www.asean-wen.org
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on the conservation of nature and the environment. The mission of ENV is to foster greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about environmental issues of local, national and global significance, ranging from the protection of wildlife and natural ecosystems to climate change. ENV employs creative and innovative strategies to influence attitudes and mobilize Vietnamese citizens to live in balance with the natural world and to take action to protect Vietnam’s precious environment.
Since Wildlife Alliance began its life in 1994 as the Global Survival Network, the organization has worked with local governments, communities, and other non-governmental organizations to implement cutting-edge conservation programs in Southeast Asia, Russia, South America, and the Western Pacific. These programs aim to protect the rainforest, preserve the watershed, and stop the illegal wildlife trade through direct action on the ground.
ACB is the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. ACB’s vision is that biodiversity is protected, conserved, managed and sustainably used, and its benefits are fairly and equitably shared for the social, economic and environmental well-being of ASEAN Member States. For more information, visit www.aseanbiodiversity.org
People depend on nature for many things. A stable climate. Clean air. Fresh water. Abundant food. Cultural resources. And the incalculable additional benefits the world’s biodiversity provides. Conservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all. Yet economic and infrastructure development, which are so necessary for human well-being, can also have serious impacts on nature. That is why CI is working at every level – from remote villages to the offices of presidents and premiers – to help move whole societies toward a smarter development path. Through science, policy and field work, CI is applying smart solutions to protect the resources that we all depend on. CI helps communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes and the sea. Only through properly valuing the essential services these ecosystems provide can we create a sustainable development path that will benefit all people for generations to come.
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. The role of INTERPOL is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.
ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) is a registered charity and Institution of Public Character (IPC), founded by Singaporeans in 2001. ACRES strives for a world where animals are treated with compassion and respect and to create a caring and socially responsible society where animals are treated as sentient beings. ACRES is an animal protection organization, driven by our concern for animals. We adopt research projects on the use of animals in various fields. Research findings are then used to educate the public to promote active community involvement in the animal protection movement, as well as strive towards synergistic partnerships with authorities and related parties. We strongly believe in promoting community involvement in addressing animal protection issues and in building partnerships with all related bodies to improve animal welfare.
ICITAP works with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism. ICITAP supports both national security and foreign policy objectives. ICITAP works in close partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. These agencies fund ICITAP’s programs. ICITAP programs are designed in partnership with the host countries, and program implementation methods include on-the-ground, pre-program assessments; program planning, management, and review; curriculum development; classroom training, seminars, and workshops; internships; equipment donations; donor coordination; and on-the-job training and mentoring provided by embedded long-term advisors.
USFWS The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. It is the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of these important natural resources for the American public. The Service also helps ensure a healthy environment for people through its work benefiting wildlife, and by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage.
USFS The United States Forest Service works internationally in more than 50 countries. The Forest Service partners internationally on a wide range of natural resource management, policy and research issues. Many units of the Forest Service are engaged in this work which advances sustainable forest management both overseas and in the United States. All branches of the USDA Forest Service, which include National Forests, Research Stations and the units that assist private landowners have dynamic international exchanges, collaboration and projects around the globe. Strong partnerships with land grant universities, environmental NGO’s and the private sector make this work integrated and comprehensive.
DOJ Department of Justice The United States Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section (ECS) provides advice and training to prosecutors and investigators both domestically and internationally, and coordinates on policy and legislative matters. The Section also serves as a nationwide clearinghouse for information about how to investigate and prosecute environmental crime. ECS prosecutes pollution and wildlife and fisheries related crimes, which are often similar to drug trafficking and other smuggling schemes. Through training and law enforcement cooperation, ECS has been able to make inroads into source and transit countries.
JWT Bangkok is an award winning, top 3 agency, in the heart of Bangkok with more than 200 people working under one roof in digital, public relations, design, activation and advertising. JWT develops ideas for our client’s brands in categories such as beer, vodka, lingerie, mobile phones, cars, food, airline, candy, hair and body. We think great creative work is the best antidote to boredom.
AsiaWorks is Asia’s leading independent media company. AsiaWorks provides innovative video production, crew hire services, media consulting/training and satellite transmission to a variety of clients including major non-profit organizations, corporations and broadcasters. Over the past 15 years, AsiaWorks has built an international reputation for excellence and experience unmatched anywhere in the region.