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.
2018: Year in Review
June 27, 2019
Perhaps the seminal moment for all of us at ADM Capital Foundation in 2018 was the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. This covered the impacts of global warming 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. ...
The Pangolin Paradox
June 18, 2019
Sophie le Clue
Little known, massively trafficked and facing extinction because of the scales meant to protect it. The pangolin is a remarkable creature, not least because of its unusual biology and character, but also because despite being ...
Wildlife Crime Seminar (2.0): Tipping the Scales Against Hong Kong’s Illegal Wildlife Trade
January 22, 2019
On January 22, ADM Capital Foundation brought together members of the legal community, government, NGOs, as well as financial crime and wildlife investigators to share views on how to combat the trade in illegal wildlife products ...