Illegal harvest activities are jeopardizing the survival of many species and intensifying biodiversity and economic loss across the globe. The legal and illegal markets for wildlife and wildlife products in Asia, and particularly in China, have been identified among the largest in the world. The Chinese government’s actions on wildlife trade policymaking, implementation and enforcement are crucial to the global efforts in combating illegal wildlife trade.
As a Chinese NGO with proven success informing conservation and trade-related policies, GEI intends to take this opportunity join with international NGOs to tackling illegal wildlife trade issue both in China and along the supply chain.
The small number of NGOs are involved in China’s ivory trade issues, are international, not China-based and have little influence on policy change or improvement.
Identify the gaps in NGO activity related to not only the ivory trade issues but also wildlife trade in general, and carve a niche role suited to GEI’s strengths.
Identify the gaps in policy implementation of China’s upcoming ivory trade ban and prepare for policy monitoring, creating niche role for GEI regarding global wildlife trade issues in China and Southeast Asian region.
Duration: 2016 – present