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Updates from the field can be found on Freeland.org

Updates from USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) Program can be found here

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All new ARREST Stories can be found at Freeland.org

  News and Stories of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) Program can now be found by visiting the Freeland website by following the link below. http://www.freeland.org

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International Investigator Training Targets Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot

  From March 16-24, twenty-six law enforcement officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Thailand underwent an intensive bilateral investigations training course at a major endangered species smuggling corridor. The course focused on investigation techniques to detect ongoing wildlife trafficking … Continue reading

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Asian Park Chiefs Trained with New Counter-Poaching Technology

From March 3-16, eighteen senior environmental officials from nine Asian countries came together in Thailand for the 4th Protected-area Operational and Tactical Environment Conservation Training (PROTECT) Managers course. The course is designed to help protected area enforcement managers counter the … Continue reading

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Changes to Wildlife Law Debated at Top Thai University

  On March 3rd, Thailand’s leading university, Chulalongkorn University, hosted a public Town Hall meeting to discuss the urgently needed revision of Thailand’s outdated wildlife protection law, the Wildlife Animal Preservation and Reservation Act (WARPA). The law was discussed and … Continue reading

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Airline Industry Joins Wildlife Protection Program

Together with Royal Thai Customs, Airports of Thailand (AOT), Kenya Airlines and Delta Airlines, Freeland, a Bangkok-based counter-trafficking organization, launched the Wildlife Friendly Skies training as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Students engaged with Wildlife Trade Exhibits

Education for Nature-Vietnam(ENV) continued public awareness raising program with wildlife trade exhibits at Hanoi University and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities on February 20 and 24 respectively. The wildlife trade exhibits attracted nearly 600 students who were eager … Continue reading

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Wildlife law Revision Workshop held in China

On February 18, BeijingNormalUniversity, a partner of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST) facilitated and co-hosted a workshop on revising China’s Wildlife Protection Law in Beijing. Representatives from governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private … Continue reading

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Thousands of Stolen Turtles Returned to Wild

More than two thousand rare turtles that were confiscated from traffickers last month in a cross border law enforcement operation were successfully repatriated to their native wild home in Indonesia on February 13, 2014. The “Pig-nosed” turtles (Carettochelys insculpta) were … Continue reading

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Global Wildlife Protection Operation Cobra II Achieves Impressive Results

From December 2013 through the end of January 2014, law enforcement officers from 28 countries conducted a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, code-named “Operation Cobra II.”  The month-long operation and capacity building activity promoted cross-border law … Continue reading

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