Wildlife trafficking, an industry worth billions of dollars annually, is leading to the degradation of nature and the communities that live around them. The illegal trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products is strengthening criminal syndicate networks and in turn corruption, undermining governance and weakening the security of affected communities.​

As both a supplier and consumer, Southeast Asia lies at the heart of the trade and plays a major role in the international fight against wildlife trafficking. Giving the region and it's actors the tools and strategies will help to dismantle these criminal syndicates and set an example for the rest of the international community.​This report maps the evolution and trajectory of wildlife and counter trafficking in Southeast Asia, while analyzing what has (and has not) worked and where the region should go next. The research points to challenges, opportunities, and a pathway forward.

 Available in English, Thai and Vietnamese.

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