The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China: Understanding The Distribution Networks

This book offers a theoretically-based study on crimes against protected wildlife in mainland China with first-hand empirical data collected over five years. It provides an overall examination of crimes against protected and endangered wildlife and an extensive account of the situation in China, where a significant portion of the illegal wildlife trade is currently happening. This emerging field has become an important topic for enforcement and governments alike yet remains an under-researched area. The collected data covers illegal tiger-parts trade, the illegal ivory trade, and the consumption of protected wildlife. The book will serve as a useful reference for scholars, law-enforcement agencies, lawyers, and conservation and wildlife-protection NGO groups to facilitate their understanding of the growing illegal trade in protected and endangered wildlife.

Book contents:

  1. The Demand and Supply of Protected Wildlife Products in China

  2. China and the Illegal Wildlife Trade

  3. The Illegal Wildlife Trade

  4. Conducting Research on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in China

  5. The Illegal Distribution of Ivory in Hong Kong

  6. The Illegal Tiger Parts Trade

  7. Consumption of Protected Wildlife as Delicacy

  8. Conclusion