The Google Hangout on Wildlife Conservation is in support of the Southeast Asian Youth Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The Conference will focus on four main pillars of the London Declaration (https://www.gov.uk/governme...
1- Strengthening law enforcement
2- Sustainable livelihoods and economic development
3- Eradicating the market for illegal wildlife products
4- Ensuring Effective Legal Frameworks and Deterrents
This Google Hangout will focus on Strengthening law enforcement and sustainable livelihoods and economic development. You can ask your questions during the Hangout by posting them on the event page or by using hashtag #WildandFree
The conference, which will take place in Manila on March 18-20, is a collaboration between Conservation International, the Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network (SEAYEN, which is a product of a UNEP effort), YSEALI, the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Oceans Environment and Science, the Asian Development Bank, and the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
1. George Phocas
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Attaché for Asia
US Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
Topic: Wildlife Crime and Enforcement in Southeast Asia
2. Joseph Foltz
Deputy Director, Office of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines
Topic: The Development of Sustainable Livelihoods for Communities Affected by Wildlife Crime