Saiga Trade Market Monitoring, Outreach Campaign and Law Enforcement Support for TCM in Guangzhou, China
In August 2009, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) China Program started conducting market monitoring and surveys in key TCM markets, as well as outreach and education campaigns in Guangzhou to reduce the illegal trade in these products. According to the market monitoring surveys conducted between November 2009 and April 2010, 136 (21%) of the 656 stores surveyed sold Saiga products.
we conducted this project with three main objectives: 1) to monitor the level of Saiga horn trade activity in the Qingping TCM wholesale market; 2) to raise public awareness of Saiga conservation; and 3) to submit monthly reports to relevant law enforcement agencies for better enforcement.
1. Conduct market monitoring in Guangzhou TCM Market, once a month. 2. Create poster to encourage use of alternatives in TCM with Wildlife Conservation and Management Department of Guangdong Provincial State Forestry Administration ,and distribute it to wholesale retailers. 3. Submit monthly monitoring report to law enforcement department.
1. understand the current trade status of saiga horn and its products in Guangzhou’s TCM wholesale markets. 2. designed two types of posters; printed 500 copies of each and distributed 600 at the key TCM markets . 400 copies were sent to several municipal Wildlife Conservation and Management Departments who then distributed the copies to their target communities. 3. submit monthly report to Law enforcement department and facilitate one direct law enforcement initiative when appropriate.
Understand and reduce the current trade status of Saiga horn and its products in Guangzhou’s TCM wholesale markets through market monitoring, education campaigns, and law enforcement.