• CWT Partnership Forum
  • Zoom meeting

    United States Boosts Thailand’s Ability to Fight Wildlife Crimes

    The U.S.-sponsored Asia-Pacific Judicial Symposium on Best Practices in Environmental Courts and Adjudication brought together over 120 regional and global judicial leaders and experts to advance environmental jurisprudence in the region.

  • Jim Wee

    “ASEANAPOL takes wildlife crime seriously, along with illicit drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, and cybercrimes, which are the key crimes we are focusing on in 2020-2021,”

    ASEANAPOL Secretariat Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jim Wee in his closing remarks at the virtual Counter Wildlife Trafficking Executive Leadership Consultation meeting with high-level police law enforcement leaders across the region.


  • New USAID Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest Reveals a Steep Decline in 2020 Reported Seizures

     

  • Rhinos
  • SBCC cover

    This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook is intended for use by individuals and organizations in planning, implementing, and evaluating SBCC activities and campaigns to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products or to promote desired conservation behaviors.

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  • elephants
  • rescued pangolins in quarantine center-usaid-flickr
 

USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), working closely with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), addresses wildlife trafficking as a transnational crime through the USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife (RDW) activity. The activity works to reduce consumer demand for wildlife parts and products, strengthen law enforcement skills, enhance policy, legislation and jurisprudence and improve regional action to reduce wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China.

Elephant ivory, rhino horn, tiger as well as pangolins are among the top items illegally traded worldwide, and especially in Southeast Asia and China. Transcontinental organized wildlife crime decimates wildlife populations, destroying opportunities for local community wildlife-based livelihoods, and does not contribute to national revenues. Wildlife trafficking undermines the rule of law, supports corruption and money laundering, facilitates spread of zoonotic diseases, and has links to terrorism. Click here for the more information of this initiative.

USAID Wildlife Asia

Campaign Highlight Videos

Beyond raising public awareness, USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife campaigns systematically use social and behavior change communication (SBCC) to reduce the demand for wildlife products in China, Thailand and Vietnam.

Beautiful without Ivory Campaign Video

Five influencers have committed to be champions of this campaign since they firmly believe that True Beauty Does Not Need Ivory.

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  • Mar 02, 2022 · File
    USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife Fact Sheet
    USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife works to end wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia and China, focusing on elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger and pangolin products, which are among the top species illegally traded in these global wildlife trafficking “hotspots.”
  • Dec 16, 2021 · File
    Counter Wildlife Trafficking Partnership Forum Proceedings
    The Regional Counter Wildlife Trafficking Partnership Forum was a virtual event co-hosted by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand, and USAID Wildlife Asia in collaboration with the WWF, the ASEAN Secretariat, Asian Development Bank, World Bank Global Wildlife Program, Global Environment Facility, and United Nations Development…
  • Oct 15, 2021 · File
    Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook (Vietnamese)
    This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Guidebook is intended for use by individuals and organizations in planning, implementing, and evaluating SBCC activities and campaigns to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products or to promote desired conservation behaviors. This Guidebook, developed by USAID Wildlife Asia, uses the SBCC framework…