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USAID Program Boosts Wildlife Enforcement, Awareness in Asia

Ten-fold Increase in Enforcement Actions and Evidence of Consumer Behavior Change Spotlight Hope for Wildlife

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A five-year, U.S.-sponsored program to combat wildlife trafficking in Asia has significantly increased law enforcement collaboration and public awareness while reducing endangered species sales in several hotspots, experts announced at a press conference in Bangkok on September 15, 2016.

Working across Southeast Asia and China, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) program tackled the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade in endangered species amid new signs of positive shifts in consumer behavior.

Videos of the closing ceremony

 

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