Secretary General Nguyen Tuong Van attended the Briefing on Making Wildlife Traffickers Finance Wildlife Recovery, at the invitation of Mr. Steven Galster, International Chair, Executive Director of FREELAND

On 29 October 2020, Secretary General Nguyen Tuong Van attended the Briefing on Making Wildlife Traffickers Finance Wildlife Recovery, at the invitation of Mr. Steve Galster, International Chair, Executive Director of FREELAND. FREELAND introduced a Restitution report focusing on using restitution and supplementary sentencing measures to require wildlife offenders to pay for the harm they have caused on wildlife, ecosystems, and local communities. It is necessary to implement adequate legislation and to ensure law enforcement agencies responsible for tackling wildlife crime. FREELAND has been a long-term partner of AIPA since 2007 and jointly organized with AIPA a number of seminars on the efforts to combat wildlife trade.