Tag Archives: Asia

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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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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Chinese Students help Launch Protect Elephants, Respect Life Exhibit

On September 15, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) organized a public event to launch the “Protect Elephants, Respect Life” campaign at the Kunming Natural History Museum in Yunnan, China. Yunnan is China’s last stronghold for China’s remaining 300 wild … 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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Wildlife Response Team catches Smuggler, Rescues 104 Reptiles

Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), acting on a tip off to Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife crime hotline, intercepted avehicle smuggling reptiles in eastern Cambodia headed for Vietnam. Upon searching the vehicle, the team found 104 reptiles including 73 rat … 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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Market Banners in Vietnam help to reduce Demand for Illegal Wildlife Consumption

Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV), a partner of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST), continued its market wildlife demand reduction campaign by placing new banners at almost 30 markets in major Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi, … Continue reading

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ENV continues Wildlife Crime Geographical Survey

Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV), a partner of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) Program, continued its geographical survey of Hanoi searching for businesses in violation of wildlife protection laws. From August 19 through 23, ENV surveyed … Continue reading

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ENV continues Wildlife Trade Exhibits in Hanoi

Education for Nature-Vietnam, a partner of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST), continued to survey the public through it’s exhibitions and surveys. On August 13, ENV staff held the exhibition at Hanoi’s Cau Giay Park. … Continue reading

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