Legal and Policy Materials

The Supreme Court of Thailand is the key Thai government counterpart for USAID Wildlife Asia, and activities strengthen the Green Benches program, improving court rules of procedures and introducing sentencing guidelines for wildlife crimes. USAID Wildlife Asia is supported by the U.S. International Conservation Caucus Foundation and the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and engages with the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, and champion parliamentarians in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand and Vietnam to improve respective legal and policy frameworks, to share legal and policy innovations and good practices and to harmonize penalties for wildlife crimes.

Counter Wildlife Trafficking Partnership Forum Proceedings

Dec 16, 2021 · File

The Regional Counter Wildlife Trafficking Partnership Forum was a virtual event co-hosted by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, ...

Asia-Pacific Judicial Symposium on Best Practices in Environmental Courts and Adjudication

Dec 14, 2021 · File

The Asia-Pacific Judicial Symposium on Best Practices in Environmental Courts and Adjudication brought together over 120 judges and selected environmental law ...

Thailand Judicial Training Institute Course for Judges - At A Glance

Sep 09, 2021 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia, in partnership with Thailand’s Judicial Training Institute (JTI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) developed an ...

Thailand Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act 2019 - At A Glance

Sep 09, 2021 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia supported and contributed to the passing of the landmark legislation, Thailand’s national Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act (WARPA) ...

Law and Policy Activities and Impacts - At A Glance

Sep 09, 2021 · File

Uneven laws and policies have created loopholes that wildlife traffickers have exploited, profiting from a $20 billion annual industry with minimal penalty. ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Legacy Resources and Tools - At A Glance

Sep 09, 2021 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia is a five-year (2016-2021), US$24.5 million, regional counter wildlife trafficking (CWT) initiative addressing the illegal trade in ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Program Summary - At A Glance

Sep 09, 2021 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia, with its network of partners, has worked to eliminate, neutralize, and disrupt transnational wildlife trafficking by strengthening the ...

USAID RDMA History of Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Jan 29, 2021 · File

USAID has been working to counter the illegal wildlife trade since 2006. Wildlife trafficking is a lucrative international crime perpetrated by organized ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest: Southeast Asia and China, 2019

Sep 01, 2020 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia and TRAFFIC regularly collect and update documentation on the current state of wildlife trafficking of these species through a compilation ...

Handbook on Wildlife Conservation Policy

Apr 22, 2020 · File

This Handbook is an outcome of the High Level Dialogue that the National Assembly of Vietnam conducted in partnership with USAID Wildlife Asia on July 26, 2019 ...

Scaling Efforts to Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Through Legislative Reforms - A Selection of Best Practices, Key Innovations and Model Provisions

Sep 06, 2019 · File

This monograph provides a short description and highlights key provisions of a selection of legislative and policy innovations and best practices available in ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest, Issue II, March 2019

Mar 01, 2019 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia regularly updates documentation of the current state of wildlife trafficking of these species through a compilation of secondary ...

USAID Wildlife Asia Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest: Southeast Asia and China

Mar 02, 2018 · File

USAID Wildlife Asia aims to document and understand the current state of wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia and China through the compilation of secondary ...

Executive Summary: Africa-Asia Pacific Symposium on Strengthening Legal Frameworks to Combat Wildlife Crime

Nov 15, 2017 · File

The Africa Asia-Pacific Symposium on Strengthening Legal Frameworks to Combat Wildlife Crime (Symposium) was convened by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task ...

Full Report: Africa-Asia Pacific Symposium on Strengthening Legal Frameworks to Combat Wildlife Crime

Nov 15, 2017 · File

The Africa Asia-Pacific Symposium on Strengthening Legal Frameworks to Combat Wildlife Crime (Symposium) was convened by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task ...