Category Archives: FREELAND

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Chulalongkorn University, hosted a public Town Hall meeting to discuss the urgently needed revision of Thailand’s outdated wildlife protection law, the Wildlife Animal Preservation and Reservation Act (WARPA).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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Endangered Species Application Presented to Mobile Solutions Workshop

On January 6, 2014, members of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST) team presented Wildscan to the Mobile Solutions for Development Workshop at the Regional Development Mission Asia’s Regional Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Wildscan … Continue reading

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New Elite Rangers begin to Train counterparts

From October 24 through November 2, members of the new “King of Tigers” elite ranger team assisted with instructing at a PROTECT Tactics course in Thailand’s Eastern Forest Complex, a regional hot-spot for wildlife crime. Freeland, the implementing partner of … Continue reading

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Poachers Beware! Elite Wildlife Ranger Team Graduates

On October 16, 2013, Thailand’s new elite wildlife ranger team, the “King of Tigers” graduated. During the intensive 8 week course provided by FREELAND, the implementing partner of the USAID-funded ARREST Program (Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking), participants … Continue reading

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APEC Stakeholders Highlight Importance of NGOs in Combating Illicit Trade

From September 23-15, 2013 government agencies, law enforcement agencies, judges and prosecutors, private sector organizations and NGOs met in Bangkok, Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Pathfinder Dialogue with ASEAN and PIF Partners on Corruption and Illicit Trade. The … Continue reading

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ARREST Program Engages Youth at Community Service Fair

Freeland was invited to Bangkok Patana School to showcase the efforts of the USAID-funded ARREST (Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking) Program and engage youth at the annual Community Service Fair (CSF). More than 500 students attended the event. … Continue reading

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ARREST Program Engages Youth at Community Service Fair

On September 5th, FREELAND was invited to Bangkok Patana School to showcase the efforts of the USAID-funded ARREST (Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking) Program and engage youth at the annual Community Service Fair (CSF). More than 500 students … Continue reading

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