Tag Archives: United States Agency for International Development

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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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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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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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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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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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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