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5 5 Southeast Asia’s central role in the Illegal Wildlife Trade Exporter and SourceImporter and User/ConsumerTransit Point From Africa From South America From Australia… From South Asia

6 Establishment of ASEAN-WEN 6 ASEAN Wildlife Law Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was launched in December 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand Target membership open to officials from CITES Authorities, Customs, Police, Prosecutors, Specialized Governmental Wildlife-law Enforcement Organizations and other relevant national law enforcement agencies

7 7 ASEAN Cooperation in Forestry ASEAN Summit (ASEAN Heads of State/Government) ASEAN Summit (ASEAN Heads of State/Government) AMAF (ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry) AMAF (ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry) SOM-AMAF (Senior Officials Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry) SOM-AMAF (Senior Officials Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry) ASOF (ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry) ASOF (ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry) Secretary General of ASEAN ASEAN Economic Community Dept. Finance Industry Infrastructure Directorate Agric. Industry Nat. Resources Forestry ASEAN Experts Group on CITES ASEAN Experts Group on CITES ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network ASEAN-WEN PCU Supporting Organisations Supporting Organisations

8 Establishment and strengthening of national wildlife law enforcement agencies, task forces and inter- agency cooperation consisting of officials from CITES Management Authorities, Customs, police, prosecutors, specialized governmental wildlife-law enforcement organizations and other relevant national law enforcement agencies, for the effective enforcement of legislation governing the conservation, trade and sustainable use of wild fauna and flora, the implementation of ASEAN-WEN objectives, and collaboration in cross-border cooperation and coordination to enforce such legislation NATIONAL TASK FORCES AND INTER- AGENCY COOPERATION ON WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT Conduct awareness raising programmes, such as the production of publications and other promotional materials to raise the awareness of wildlife crime and illicit trade in wild fauna and flora PUBLIC AWARENESS Produce training materials on combating wildlife crime and illicit trade in wild fauna and flora, and organize training activities for wildlife and other law enforcement officers or participate in relevant training seminars for enforcement personnel CAPACITY BUILDING Improve collaboration, cooperation and information exchange between and among law enforcement agencies and national task forces COLLABORATION, COOPERATION, INFORMATION SHARING AND EXCHANGE ASEAN-WEN General Objectives based on its TOR

9 9 ASEAN-WEN National Focal Points

10 10 ASEAN-WEN Focal Points and Task Forces

11 11 ASEAN-WEN Secretariat and Supporting Organisations

12 12 USAID ARREST Program 2. Strengthening Law Enforcement 3. Strengthening and Sustaining Regional Cooperation and Anti- Trafficking Networks 1. Reducing Consumer Demand

13 Wildlife Trade RegulationSpecies IdentificationProtected Areas EnforcementInvestigation and DetectionWildlife Forensics

14 Judiciary Awareness Regional and National/Local Coordination Public and Leadership Awareness

15 Enforcement Actions in ASEAN Summary 304 Wildlife law enforcement actions reported 38,895 protected live animals rescued 36,109 dead animals, parts, derivatives and products recovered 94.6 metric tons of wild fauna1,270 illegally logged timber recovered 1,233 wild plants, parts and derivatives recovered Estimated 11.5 million USD black market value – may be more in terms of value of ecosystem services and biodiversity value Reported actions include 368 related arrests and 40 convictions

16 st Quarter Enforcement Actions in ASEAN Summary 56 Wildlife law enforcement actions reported 13,605 protected live animals rescued 169 dead animals, parts, derivatives and products recovered 13 metric tons of wild faunaIllegally logged timber recovered Estimated 7.52 million USD black market value – may be more in terms of value of ecosystem services and biodiversity value Reported actions include 71 related arrests and 4 convictions

17 nd Quarter Enforcement Actions in ASEAN Summary 78 Wildlife law enforcement actions reported 17,765 protected live animals rescued 1,271 dead animals, parts, derivatives and products recovered 2.34 metric tons of wild fauna14,635 pieces of timber 6,960 wild plants, parts and derivatives recovered Estimated million USD black market value – may be more in terms of value of ecosystem services and biodiversity value Reported actions include 96 related arrests and 7 convictions

18 18 Strengthening and sustaining regional and local networks and task forces Harmonization and strengthening of wildlife policy and legal frameworks as a region Support for Policy and Legal Reform Public Awareness and Information Campaigns Common policy frameworks and listing of protected wildlife

19 19 ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) Program Coordination Unit c/o Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Ground Floor, Piroj Suvanakorn Building 61 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand Tel/Fax


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