Bytes Beyond Continents: Advancing Evidence-based Environmental Governance, a side event in conjunction with the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on 18 November in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The event organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), served as an opportunity for representatives from Lusaka Agreement Task Force; Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand; United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and University of Washington to deliberate on key tools, technologies and innovative approaches that will best enable governments to join hands in effectively fighting the wildlife and forest crimes.

“To ensure human well-being, the well-being of the planet is indispensable and wildlife conservation is an integral element of this goal,” said Mr. Surendra Shrestha, Vice President for Development of the Asian Institute of Technology. He added that “AIT, through the WEMS Secretariat, can provide a platform for capacity building in Asia and Africa.”

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