USAID’s strategic approach to advance America’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific includes improving natural resource management, especially since the region is rich in forests, fisheries, and other natural resources. Unfortunately, irresponsible infrastructure development projects and transnational environmental crime erode the natural resources upon which many of our partner countries depend for their long-term growth. USAID supports activities that combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, IUU fishing, and illegal logging in the Indo-Pacific to help protect these natural resources.
Mary Melnyk, Environmental Security Team Leader, USAID Asia Bureau
Anish Andheria, President, Wildlife Conservation Trust
Kate Newman, Vice President Sustainable Infrastructure and Public Sector Initiatives, World Wildlife Fund
Sally Yozell, Program Director, the Stimson Center’s Environmental Security program
Brian Eyler, Program Director, the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia program