1. We, the ASEAN Ministers responsible for CITES and Wildlife Enforcement, held our Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 21-22 March 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, under the chairmanship of H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Kingdom of Thailand.
  1. We recognize the Southeast Asia as a sub-region with the one of the global mega-biodiversity that is home to many iconic species that need to be preserved for our future generation and essential to the sustainable livelihood of local communities.

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