In 2015 ADMCF convened wildlife NGOs, experts, lawyers and academics working on wildlife trade-related issues in Hong Kong, to facilitate a collective push for to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking in the city and to highlight the need for legislative change.
The resulting Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Working Group (HKWTWG) then produced the first composite report on Hong Kong’s role in the illegal trade of wildlife in November 2016 and stimulated a legal seminar bringing together the Judiciary, Customs, and the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department.
The HKWTWG continues to work collectively. It has supported the government’s ban on the domestic ivory trade and the revised wildlife crime penalties introduced in May 2018 and continues to strategise to ensure that wildlife crime in Hong Kong is recognised and treated as Organised and Serious Crime.
Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime Suggests Amendments to Wildlife Trade Laws
September 7, 2020
We are amidst a pandemic and consequent global economic crisis that show just how vulnerable we have made ourselves by ignoring how we interact with wildlife and the natural world. Despite the risks inherent in wildlife trade, ...
Global, Hong Kong
Divided Interests in Wildlife Trade Should be United over Covid-19
June 18, 2020
Sophie le Clue
Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) have the unenviable job of policing the flow of goods into and out of one of the world’s biggest trading hubs – Hong Kong. The city is home to one of the busiest airports ...
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Global, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Regional, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
2019: Year in Review
June 15, 2020
I am writing this amidst the current global public health crisis. We’ve shut down our economies and moved indoors in response. At ADMCF, we have been reflecting on what we can learn from this challenging moment and the role of ...