U.S. Embassy Co-Hosts Wildlife Conference April 10-12

The U.S. government funded a “Multilateral Workshop to Combat Wildlife Trafficking” in Kuala Lumpur on April 10-12, 2017, bringing together investigators and prosecutors with experience in handling wildlife trafficking and related environmental cases from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The workshop aimed to strengthen enforcement against wildlife trafficking, reduce demand for Illegally traded wildlife, ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sabah

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sabah on April 1-5, 2017. She visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center , Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center , Rainforest Discovery Center and Danau Girang Field Centre in Sandakan. In Kota Kinabalu, she met Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman, and Minister of Tourism and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun. Her trip reiterated the close relationships with the Sabah State government ...
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PERHILITAN Certifies Officers as Experts in the Identification and Use of Snares in Wildlife Prosecutions

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) joined with Director General Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) for a ceremony certifying four PERHILITAN officers as expert witnesses in tiger snares. The certification was a result of a recent Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) workshop, held in ...
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Grant Opportunity: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Notice of Funding Opportunity Community Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking in the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Livelihoods Executive Summary: The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water at the Department of State announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Community Support for combating Wildlife Trafficking ...
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CEO of Wildlife Alliance Educates Malaysians on the Need for Wildlife Protection

Suwanna Gauntlett, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Alliance, spoke at the the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking which was co-chaired by the governments of the United States and Malaysia. The forum was attended by key regional stakeholders, including government officials, non-profits, Interpol, regional policymakers and media. Susanna’s visit to Malaysia brought ...
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