What we do:

Since 2014, UNODC has been working with Member States in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region to implement the Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime. Through this programme, UNODC aims to ensure that wildlife crime, illegal logging, and related crimes are treated as serious transnational organized crimes.

UNODC delivers specific technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of criminal justice systems and the wildlife law enforcement community to prevent, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate crimes against protected species of wild fauna and flora. Following are some examples of our work from across the Southeast Asia region.

1. Strengthening policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks

2. Enhancing knowledge and skills to investigate and prosecute related criminal activities

Intelligence gathering
Crime scene management Risk profiling
Electronic surveillance
Controlled delivery
Financial investigation
Wildlife forensics
Prosecuting wildlife cases


3. Enhancing cooperation at bilateral, regional and international levels

4. Data gathering, analysis, and reporting

5. Increasing awareness of the nature and scale of environmental crimes


How we do it

Partnerships are crucial for our work. We collaborate with other organizations and projects whenever possible for economical use of resources and to extend the reach of our activities. Some examples include:

Synergies: We also collaborate with other UNODC programmes to leverage their expertise and experience on cross-cutting topics, such as:


Why we do it

Target 15.7 | Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products.


Current project

UNODC is currently implementing the Asia Wildlife Enforcement and Demand Management Project in partnership with CITES. This project is working with targeted countries in Asia to strengthen their capacity to address the serious and growing problem of trafficking in and demand for African wildlife species in Asia, as well as to reduce the illegal killing of key Asian wildlife species impacted by international trade.


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Language: English, Thai, Vietnamese
Subtitles: Bahasa, Khmer, Mandarin, Myanmar


This project is funded by the European Union. 



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