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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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AIPA and ASEAN-WEN Continue Cooperation on Wildlife Legislation and Enforcement Policy Outreach

From September 18-22, the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) held its 34th General Assembly in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.  His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam officially launched the event with a speech underscoring the importance of cooperation between the executives … Continue reading

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East Asian Leaders Recognize Wildlife Crime as a Regional Non-Traditional Security Threat

On October 9, Secretary of State John Kerry attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – U.S. Summit in Brunei. The summit provided the ideal platform to showcase the collaborative efforts of the U.S. Government and ASEAN stakeholders in … 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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Thai-Lao Task Forces Twinning Strengthens Sub-regional Commitments on Wildlife Law Enforcement

On July 25-26, 2013, ASEAN-WEN, a partner of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST), led a 2 day bilateral meeting of 70 officials from national WENs (Wildlife Enforcement Networks) from Lao PDR and Thailand in … Continue reading

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ASEAN-WEN Charts Course for Sustainability

All ten ASEAN Members States finally agreed to financially sustain the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network during their 8th Annual ASEAN-WEN Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand from June 3-5.  Members agreed that each country should prepare financial contributions to the regional … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Chinese Secondment to ASEAN-WEN Bolsters Regional Cooperation.

In a first-of-its-kind event, a Chinese government official concluded a three-month secondment to the ASEAN-WEN secretariat. Ms. Shi Ronghong, Deputy Chief of Convention Affairs of the CITES Management Authority of China, was based in Bangkok from January 6 through April … Continue reading

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ASEAN Member Countries Agree to Sustain ASEAN-Wildlife Enforcement Network

Ministers, senior officers and focal points from the 10 ASEAN member states met in Bangkok on March 3 and 4, alongside the 16th CITES Conference of the Parties to review the progress of ASEAN cooperation on CITES and ASEAN-WEN and … Continue reading

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Operation Cobra Strikes to Dismantle Transnational Organized Wildlife Trafficking Networks

                 Police, Customs and wildlife ocers from Asia, Africa and the United States participated in a month-long cross-border enforcement operation code-names “COBRA”. Cobra was an intelligence-driven initiative aimed at dismantling organized wildlife crime syndicates. ARREST partners FREELAND and ASEAN_WEN facilitated … Continue reading

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ARREST Progress October through December 2012

The months October through December built further momentum against transnational wildlife crime. The ARREST Program and its partners are reducing demand for wildlife in Vietnam through multi-media public engagement, in Cambodia with the debut of wildlife awareness signage in its … Continue reading

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