Transforming Lives

Thousands of Cambodian Migrants Learn About Safe Migration

Samnang*, a 33-year-old from Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia, learned the hard way that working abroad without the right documents is not worth the enormous risk. Thai authorities deported him after they discovered him working illegally in the construction sector in Prachinburi province.

Wildlife law enforcement officers learn how to use WildScan in Chonburi, Thailand.

An app developed with support from USAID is making wildlife protection officers more effective in their efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia.

Participants practice the fish symbol at the launch of Prisana, a short film on human trafficking in the fishing industry.

Fishing is one of the biggest industries in Southeast Asia, and working conditions on fishing boats are often extremely difficult. Highlighting this issue can be challenging, so celebrities who are used to being in the spotlight and can reach millions, are helping to do just that.

Thai celebrities help spread the word on the dangers of keeping wildlife animals as pets.

Demand for wildlife products in China and Southeast Asia is driving many species toward extinction. Taking the spotlight off themselves, celebrities in the region are helping to shine a light on the issue.

A villager works in mangrove forest preservation in Koh Kong, Cambodia.

Mangrove trees serve as a buffer between land and sea in Cambodia, helping to prevent soil erosion and protect livelihoods. They are also vital to conserving the environment because they serve as a carbon “sink”—storing more carbon than they release.

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Last updated: September 20, 2016

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