Reduce Saiga Illegal Trade in Guangzhou, China
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 since 2009. During past two years, WCS has done comprehensive work in the largest local TCM market of 2000 stores, we totally found 241 within them are selling saiga and other illegal wildlife products.
To reduce the illegal saiga trade and consumption in Guangzhou, China, through market surveillance, coordinate government authorities’ enforcement according to the intelligence, and collaborative education program with Chinese government.
1. Conduct market monitoring in Guangzhou TCM Market. 2. monitoring report will be submitted to the enforcement authorities. 3. cooperate with local wildlife conservation office for education in the TCM market, such as distribution of posters.
1. understand the trade status of saiga horn in Guangzhou’s TCM wholesale markets. 2. Submit monitoring report to Law enforcement department and facilitate one direct intervention when appropriate. 3. design and print poster and distribute it in the Market.
Reduce the illegal saiga trade and consumption in Guangzhou, China.