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USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates examines app to help address wildlife trafficking.
September 17, 2014

BANGKOK, September 17, 2014 – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland today launched WildScan, a new endangered species identification and response mobile application for law enforcement to use in combatting the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. 

The mobile application is designed to help law enforcement officials respond to wildlife trafficking, an illicit trade estimated at $19 billion per year and run by organized criminal syndicates. WildScan contains photos and critical information for over 280 endangered species and illegal wildlife products commonly trafficked into and throughout Southeast Asia to assist in proper identification and rapid response.

February 18, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and WaterLinks are implementing a two-year public-private partnership initiative, which will end in April 2015, to ensure the sustainability of the WaterLinks non-profit organization to expand access to safe water supplies and sustainable sanitation services in Southeast and South Asia.

February 14, 2014

Programs that assist developing nations to improve their agricultural sectors and food security are a key way to reduce extreme poverty. The new USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia “Agricultural Learning Exchange for Asian Regional Networking” project focuses on establishing learning exchanges of innovative farming practices and technologies among countries in the Asia region – namely, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, India, and Thailand.

February 12, 2014

Building on nearly 180 years of bilateral relations and 60 years as security allies, the United States and Thailand continue to strengthen their alliance. As a key U.S. security ally in Asia, the country's stability and growth are important to the maintenance of peace in the region.

February 12, 2014

Building on nearly 180 years of bilateral relations and 60 years as security allies, the United States and Thailand continue to strengthen their alliance. As a key U.S. security ally in Asia, the country's stability and growth are important to the maintenance of peace in the region.

February 12, 2014

Laos’ growing regional importance is a reflection of its location — bordering China, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand — its membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), its 2013 accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and its position on the Mekong River, the lifeblood of mainland Southeast Asia. As Laos transitions to open and free markets, the United States is helping to improve economic policy in Laos and increase the country’s capacity to fully integrate within the global economy.

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Last updated: September 17, 2014

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