ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
The ACB is hosted by the Government of the Philippines through the Host Country Agreement signed on August 8, 2006 between the Government of the Philippines and the ACB. As an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence, the ACB continues to facilitate: 1) cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with relevant national governments, regional and international organizations on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and 2) the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity.
ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN)
The ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was launched on December 1, 2005, as a regional inter-agency and inter-governmental initiative to counter the illegal cross-border trade in endangered flora and fauna. It helps countries share information on and tackle cross-border wildlife crime and facilitates the exchange of regional best practices in combating those crimes. As the world’s largest wildlife law enforcement network, it comprises the law enforcement agencies of the 10 ASEAN countries, Brunei, Cambodia, Cambodia Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand forming a regional intergovernmental law-enforcement network.