Tag Archives: China

A strategy for a legal trade in ivory

A ban on the trade in ivory has been in place since 1990. One of the main arguments used by NGOs against revisiting a legal trade is that the one-off sales in ivory “stimulated” demand and thus poaching. Dan Stiles … Continue reading

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Wildlife consumption in China

In Conservation and Biology, an article on wildlife consumption in China Although attitudes are changing towards a recognition that wildlife should not be consumed, there has been little change in wildlife consumption in China: “An attitudinal survey on wildlife consumption … Continue reading

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Did the CITES one-off sale cause the ivory poaching crisis?

Most of what we hear about the ivory trade comes from Western NGOs often with an advocacy position to ban trade. So it is interesting to read this interview in┬áNational Geographic Magazine with 26 year old Chinese researcher Gao Yufang … Continue reading

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Will luxury fashion be “sustainable” in China

Luxury brands are taking on sustainability as a marketing tool. European consumers of luxury are demanding greater transparency on sourcing and labour rights even of luxury goods. As European markets stagnate, luxury brands are active in emerging markets for new … Continue reading

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