Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

International Investigator Training Targets Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot

  From March 16-24, twenty-six law enforcement officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Thailand underwent an intensive bilateral investigations training course at a major endangered species smuggling corridor. The course focused on investigation techniques to detect ongoing wildlife trafficking … 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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Senior US Official Pledges USG Support for Wildlife Law Enforcement

US Assistant Secretary of State, William Brownfield who heads the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) paid a visit to ASEAN-WEN and the Thai Government on September 9th and gave clear and strong support for counter wildlife poaching … 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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ASEAN Parliamentarians Resolve to Combat Wildlife Crime. September 2012

Over 400 parliamentarians convened for the 33rd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter- Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Lombok, Indonesia and approved a resolution to strengthen law enforcement and regional cooperation to combat wildlife crime. The AIPA is a regional parliamentary … Continue reading

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