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ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (AWEN)


One of the many turtles being rescued from foreign illegal fishermen. (Photo credit: BMB)

Launched in 2005, the ASEAN-WEN is a collaboration among the ten ASEAN member nations to facilitate inter-agency and cross-border collaboration in the fight against wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia. The ASEAN-WEN operates through a Secretariat called the Program Coordination Unit (PCU) based in Bangkok which helps coordinate trainings and workshops, organize annual meetings, facilitate communication and build high level support. The ASEAN-WEN participants include national focal points, environmental law enforcers, and customs agencies of the Southeast Asian countries.
 
Focal Office:
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Date:
Established on December 1, 2005
Focal Persons:
DR. THERESA MUNDITA S. LIM
Director
DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau
Tel. No. - (632) 920 4417
Email - bmb@bmb.gov.ph / pawbdir@yahoo.com

Permanent Focal Point

       MS. JOSEFINA L. DE LEON
       Chief, Wildlife Resources Division
       DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau
       Tel. No. - (632) 925 8953
       Email - wrd.enforcement@bmb.gov.ph

 Alternate Focal Point
       MS. NERMALIE M. LITA
       Chief, Wildlife Regulation Section, Wildlife Resources Division
       DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau
       Tel. Nos. - (632) 924 6031 to 35 local 222, (632) 925 8952-53
Sources / Relevant Links:
http://environment.asean.org/the-asean-wildlife-enforcement-network-asean-wen/
Status:

Updates

Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST), a program funded by the USAID until 2016, aims to reduce wildlife trafficking by: a) reducing consumer demand for endangered species in key markets in Asia; b) strengthening law enforcement capacity to reduce poaching and trafficking of endangered species across Asia; and c) strengthening and sustaining regional learning networks and partnerships to continue and sustain gains after the program.
This Page was updated on 03 February 2017 and will be updated on 03 May 2017
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