Implementing Partners

USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife (RDW) began in August 2021 and worked to end wildlife trafficking, focusing on elephants, rhinos, tigers, and pangolins, which are among the top illegally traded species. RDW addressed wildlife trafficking as a transnational crime in Southeast Asia and China through initiatives to reduce the demand as well as the supply of illegal wildlife products. RDW built on the USAID Wildlife Asia program, which ran from 2016-2021, and brought together experts from a variety of organizations, working together to disrupt wildlife trafficking.


USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife


RTI (Research Triangle Institute)

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. Visit


FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Visit


IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Founded in 1969, IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats. For more information, visit Follow us on social @action4ifaw and Facebook/IFAW.



WildAid’s mission is to protect wildlife from illegal trade and other imminent threats. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on scientific studies and anti-poaching efforts, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts. We also work with governments and partners to protect fragile marine reserves from illegal fishing and shark finning, to enhance public and political will for anti-poaching efforts, and to reduce climate change impacts. Visit



Additional Partners on USAID Wildlife Asia



Freeland is a frontline counter-trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Our team of law enforcement, development and communications specialists work alongside partners in Asia, Africa and the Americas to build capacity, raise awareness, strengthen networks and promote good governance to protect critical ecosystems and vulnerable people. Freeland is also the lead implementing partner of “ARREST” (Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking), the largest US Government sponsored counter-wildlife trafficking program. For more info, visit, follow Freeland on Twitter @FREELANDpeople or




TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. The organisation's work follows a variety of different approaches to achieve this goal, including working with national and international conventions, governments, enforcement agencies, private sector companies and consumers.