Tag Archives: Thailand

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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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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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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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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Fin Free Thailand Swims for Sharks.

Fin Free Thailand, a partner of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST), joined the second annual Swim for Sharks event in Koh Tao, Thailand. The event aims to create awareness for shark conservation and raise money … Continue reading

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Thai Minister Pledges More Support for Rangers.

On July 31st, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) pledged better capacity building and welfare programs for rangers at an event marking World Ranger Day in Thailand’s Eastern Forest Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The minister recognized … 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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Phuket Welcomes Fin Free Policy

Fin Free Thailand, a campaign dedicated to stopping the consumption of shark fin, gained further momentum with an event in Phuket, Thailand. More than 30 prominent hotels and restaurants joined the campaign pledging to never sell shark fin or any … 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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