Tag Archives: FREELAND

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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Vietnam Government’s Youth Brass Join Campaign to Reduce Wildlife Consumption

In the lead up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22, The Vietnamese government took steps to engage youth not only to address the problem of wildlife consumption in Vietnam, but also encourage future generations to realize the importance of … Continue reading

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UN Supports Fight against Asia’s Hazardous Illegal Loggers

UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has committed support in confronting a surge of rosewood poaching in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen Khao Yai Forest Complex, a World Heritage Site. The rapidly growing Asian market, particularly … Continue reading

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Indonesian WEN Equipped to Implement and Sustain Training to Counter Wildlife Trafficking

The fight against illegal wildlife trade in Asia took another step forward with the successful completion of an intense seven day training course for government and law enforcement officers in Indonesia. With funding support from the USAID ARREST (Asia’s Regional … Continue reading

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China’s Largest Online Store Leads Holiday Push to Reduce Trade of Endangered Species. December 2012

Consumption of wildlife products, such as ivory necklaces, tiger bone wine and shark fin, consistently spikes during the gift-giving season. Te reduce such pressure on such wildlife the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) collaborated with China’s largest shoppingwebsite Taobao.com … 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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