The Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia

Institutional Capacities in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam

Wildlife crime poses a serious and irrefutable risk to global biodiversity and is a driver of the current global extinction crisis. Southeast Asia accounts for up to a quarter of global demand for illegal wildlife products, and is also both a source and transit region for this transnational trade. This report examines the governance frameworks for countering illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. After assessing the effectiveness of several responses to wildlife crime in these countries, the report provides recommendations for strengthening the capacities of the institutions involved and improving strategies to counter illegal wildlife trade.

Published on September 06, 2019

In series:Illicit Tradeview more titles


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary
Key Findings and Detailed Recommendations
Multi-Agency and International Co-operation
Legal frameworks to deter and combat the illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia
Corruption Risks and the Illegal Wildlife Trade
Proceeds of Crime, Illicit Financial Flows and Money Laundering
Annexes2 chapters available
OECD Structured Interview Questionnaire
Evaluative Assumptions for Analysing Institutional Capacities to Counter Illegal Wildlife Trade
Powered by OECD iLibrary