The Partners Against Wildlife Crime is an EU-funded action implemented through a consortium of 12 international and national partner organizations led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
The project's overall objective is to disrupt illicit supply chains from source to market for tiger, Asian elephant, Siamese rosewood, and freshwater turtles in the Greater Mekong region, Malaysia and China by leveraging civil society partnerships to increase the effectiveness of Government action.
The project coordinates a set of activities along clearly defined supply chains for high priority Asian taxa being trafficked in the Greater Mekong and Malaysia along trade routes between source sites to end markets. It works with six protected areas identified as high priority for tigers, Siamese rosewood or Asian elephant in Malaysia (Endau Rompin National Park), Thailand (Huai Kha Khaeng, Thung Yai East and Thung Yai West Wildlife Sanctuaries and Thap Lan National Park) and Myanmar (Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range Protected Area), as well as two priority wetland KBAs for freshwater turtles in Cambodia along the Mekong and Sre Ambel Rivers. It focuses its anti-trafficking interventions in key localities in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR and China.
Finally, it seeks to reduce the consumption of these taxa through evidence-based behaviour change initiatives in the main end markets in southern China. In order to disrupt illicit supply chains trafficking wildlife, interventions are taken along the entire supply chain in a coordinated manner that together contribute to achieve the overall project goal.