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Updates from the field can be found on Freeland.org

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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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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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iTHINK Wildlife Consumption Reduction Campaign Unveiled in China, World’s Largest Consumer of Illegal Wildlife Products

The latest iTHINK Public Service Announcement (PSA) helped launch the iTHINK wildlife consumption reduction campaign in China at the 6th China International Animal and Nature Film Festival in Beijing on November 8, 2013. iTHINK is the leading awareness campaign of … Continue reading

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ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network Model Replicated in West Asia

From October 29-31, 2013, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) of Kuwait organized a Workshop titled Strengthening Regional Cooperation to Combat Wildlife Crime in West Asia. The event invited key officers and representatives from countries in West Asia, namely Bahrain, Jordan, … Continue reading

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Trafficking in Wildlife Investigations Training Strengthens Thai Law Enforcement

From October 29 through 31, Forty-three Thai law enforcement officers took part in a wildlife trafficking training course in Bangkok, Thailand. Organized criminal syndicates profiting from illegal wildlife trade are becoming more sophisticated creating the need for such training. The … Continue reading

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Thai Minister Pledges More Support for Rangers.

On July 31st, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) pledged better capacity building and welfare programs for rangers at an event marking World Ranger Day in Thailand’s Eastern Forest Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The minister recognized … Continue reading

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Scientists from ASEAN and China Train at World’s Top Wildlife Forensics Laboratory

With support from the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST), participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and the People’s Republic of China completed a comprehensive forensics training course at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensic … Continue reading

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Fin Free Thailand Launches Blue List

The Fin Free Thailand campaign celebrated World Earth Day on April 22, 2013 with the launch of the Blue List. The Blue List contains all of the hotels and restaurants which have pledged not to serve shark fin or any … Continue reading

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