One of the greatest challenges faced in combatting wildlife trafficking is lack of political will in part driven by lack of knowledge and awareness of the nature of the trade and its social and environmental impacts. To address this, ADMCF is working work with an international network of investigative journalists to simultaneously investigate and report on wildlife trafficking networks focusing on the pangolin – from source countries in Asia and Africa, through importing countries such as Hong Kong to final destination countries such as China Vietnam and Taiwan. Such a coordinated approach is unique and aims to attain maximum global coverage, drawing attention to the pangolin crisis. If successful this approach could be adopted to address wildlife trafficking more broadly.
This Global Environmental Reporting Collective is composed of an international network of journalists to produce a first multimedia package of stories on the poaching, smuggling, and consumption of pangolins.
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 ...