At the request and generosity of HSI major donors, significant funds were sent to Thailand in support of ' Wildlife Friends Thailand' , specifically for elephant protection.
An in-depth investigation conducted by HSI, expedited a new Philippine law that dramatically increases penalties for commercial dog meat traders. In addition, HSI worked with local police and animal groups to rescue nearly 100 dogs bound for the illegal dog meat trade.
Resources were sent to Vietnam again this year, through the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) and the Asian Turtle Conservation Network (ATCN), who will undertake wildlife enforcement training, building upon earlier efforts, focussing on cross-border issues, including an ' Asian Turtle Crisis on Tour' , expanding target groups to include border guard units and police.
Jointly funded by HSI and Conservation International, Education for Nature Vietnam' s ' Wildlife Crimes Monitoring Unit' , incorporating the ' Wildlife Crimes Hotline' , is making great inroads into the cruel and illegal wildlife trade markets in Vietnam. To read more on A day in the life of the Wildlife Crimes Unit click here.