Asia-Pacific is home to a rich diversity of people and nature. WWF’s mission is to conserve the wildlife, habitats and natural resources here so that it can continue to support the wildlife and millions of people who depend upon it. 


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Dawna Tenasserim: Species on the Brink

Straddling the Myanmar-Thailand border, the transboundary Dawna Tenasserim is the largest contiguous forested area in Southeast Asia and is home to iconic species – tigers, leopards, elephants – and species found nowhere else on earth. But all of these species are on the brink, threatened by rapid land use change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and the rampant wildlife trade.

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Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam

Greater Mekong Region

WWF has worked in the Greater Mekong region spanning Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, since the early 1980s.

Some of the earliest work included conducting wildlife surveys, mapping ecoregions, supporting identification and establishment of protected areas and setting up forest and marine habitat protection strategies. Our current work in the region encompasses wildlife protection, monitoring, and reintroductions, reducing deforestation and conversion of wetlands, promoting sustainable livelihoods, and reducing ecological footprint from human consumption, agricultural production and urban settlements.

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Counter-illegal wildlife trade

Valued at $7-23 US billion per year, wildlife is the world's fourth-largest illegal trade after firearms, drugs and human trafficking.

Our mission is to tackle the economic and logistics frameworks that underpin the illegal wildlife trade. We work to impair trafficking operations by making them more difficult and costly. 

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