Tag Archives: Bangkok

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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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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Wildlife Trafficking joins Wildlife Health Forum

From August 13 through 15, partners of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST), FREELAND and ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (WEN) joined the Southeast Asia Regional Wildlife Health Capacity Assessment and Networking Forum hosted by USAID’s … Continue reading

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iTHINK Campaign Photo Exhibition Hits the Heart of Bangkok

From April 9th through 16th, FREELAND showcased the iTHINK wildlife demand reduction campaign in Bangkok’s Benjasiri Park. The stunning campaign photos by award-winning Australian photographer Patrick Brown were displayed prominently in the park on large platforms for all to see Benjasiri Park, … 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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ARRERST Program Exsposes Asia’s Largest Known Wildlife Tracker, Arrests Follow

Based on investigations by FREELAND and ARREST-trained officers, the International Herald Tribune (IHT) published a front page article on a major wildlife syndicate led by Laos PDR national Vixay Keosavang. Shortly after, three corrupt Thai police officers were arrested at … Continue reading

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ARREST Partners Call on Public and Private Sectors to Help Phase Out Illegal Wildlife Trafficking. December 2012

Public and private groups from across Southeast Asia observed the first Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4 at Bangkok’s International Airport with the announcement of new public-private initiatives. US Ambassador Kristie Kenney, along with dignitaries from the Thai Government and … Continue reading

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