USAID facilitates U.S. Government counter wildlife trafficking interagency meeting in Bangkok

On April 24, USAID hosted a virtual meeting with seven U.S. Government agencies from Washington D.C., Bangkok, and Missions across the ASEAN region.

The event focused on the U.S. Government anti-money laundering efforts with respect to counter wildlife trafficking, and provided a briefing on a recent workshop organized by the Egmont Center for Excellence and Leadership in Bangkok. The meeting forged new connections between the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and U.S. government counterparts in the ASEAN region. So what? Increased cooperation and collaboration within the U.S. Government interagency on counter wildlife trafficking—a requirement of the END Act— has noticeably strengthened over the past several years, as evidenced by sustained growth in joint workshops and trainings involving the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Department of Justice, and Homeland Security Investigations.