WILDLIFE TRADE IN HONG KONG
Wildlife face growing threats of extinction due to an increasing global demand for consumption, often resulting in trafficking of products across borders.
Situated in the heart of Asia, the free port of Hong Kong acts as an important trading hub into China and the rest of the world.
Working towards the conservation of illegally traded wildlife in Hong Kong
The Conservation Forensics Lab:
In order to support government and conservation efforts in curbing the trade of threatened species, here in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) we aim to provide a platform for:
- interdisciplinary scientific research
- public engagement through knowledge exchange via communication and education
We are a group of scientists from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), drawn together by the aim of conserving endangered species, addressing environmental injustices and illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade in Asia.