NEWS & UPDATES
JL Richards, V Sheng, WY Chung, CL Ying, ST Ng, Y Sadovy, D Baker (2020) Prevalence of critically endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in Hong Kong supermarkets. Science Advances. 6 (10). (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay0317)
A Whitfort (2019) Wildlife Crime and Animal Victims: Improving Access to Environmental Justice in Hong Kong, Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 22:3, 203-230. (DOI: 10.1080/13880292.2019.1677055)
A Andersson, H Tilley, W Lau, T Bonebrake, C Dingle (2019) Illuminating the legal wildlife trade. Conservation Biology, in review
A Andersson, L Gibson, DM Baker, S Wang, HN Leung, LM Chu, C Dingle (2019) Applying stable isotope analysis to detect laundering of yellow-crested cockatoos (Cacatua sulphurea) in wildlife trade, in prep
Y Sadovy de Mitcheson, A Andersson, A Hofford, CSW Law, LCY Hau, and D Pauly (2018). Out of control means off the menu: The case for ceasing consumption of luxury products from highly vulnerable species when international trade cannot be adequately controlled; shark fin as a case study. Marine Policy, .
L Gibson, A Hofford, D Dudgeon, Y Song, Y Chen, DM Baker, & A Andersson. (2018). Hong Kong’s delayed ivory ban endangers African elephants. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(7), 370-380.
A Andersson, and L Gibson, (2017). Missing teeth: Discordances in the trade of hippo ivory between Africa and Hong Kong. African Journal of Ecology, 00:1–9. (DOI:10.1111/aje.12441)
W Cheng, S Xing and TC Bonebrake, (2017). Recent Pangolin Seizures in China Reveal Priority Areas for Intervention. Conservation Letters. (DOI:10.1111/conl.12339)
L Gibson, DL Yong, (2017) Saving two birds with one stone: Solving the quandary of introduced, threatened species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,15(1): 35–41. (DOI: 10.1002/fee.1449)
S Rostro-García, JF Kamler, E Ash, GR Clements, L Gibson, AJ Lynam, R McEwing, H Naing, S Paglia, (2016) Endangered leopards: range collapse of the Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri) in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation, 201: 293-300. (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.001)
FM Stein, JCY Wong, V Sheng, CSW Law, B Schroder, DM Baker, (2016) First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia. Conservation Genetics Resources, 8 (4): 539-539. (DOI: 10.1007/s12686-016-0576-1)
Y Sadovy de Mitcheson et al. Wildlife Crime: Is Hong Kong Doing Enough? (see link for pdf)
Y Sadovy de Mitcheson, (2016) Mainstreaming fish spawning aggregations into fishery management calls for a precautionary approach. BioScience, 66 (4): 295-306. (DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw013)
ACJ Vincent, Y Sadovy de Mitcheson, SL Fowler, & S Lieberman, (2013) The role of CITES in the conservation of marine fishes subject to international trade. Fish and Fisheries, 15(4): 563-592. (DOI: 10.1111/faf.12035)
Y Sadovy de Mitcheson, MT Craig, AA Bertoncini, KE Carpenter, WL Cheung, JH Choat, AS Cornish, ST Fennessy, BP Ferreira, PC Heemstra, M Liu, RF Myers, DA Pollard, KL Rhodes, LA Rocha, BC Russell, MA Samoilys, & J Sanciangco, (2013) Fishing groupers towards extinction: a global assessment of threats and extinction risks in a billion dollar fishery. Fish and Fisheries, 14(2):119-136. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00455.x)
SM Cheung, D Dudgeon, (2006) Quantifying the Asian turtle crisis: market surveys in southern China, 2000–2003. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 16: 751-770. (DOI: 10.1002/aqc.803)
C Dingle, D Dudgeon, D Baker, T Bonebrake, YH Sung, W Cheng, S Xing, T Prigge, JL Richards, CER Webster, AA Andersson & V Sheng. "Reduction of Illegal Global Wildlife Trade through Novel Conservation Forensics Research". Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019.
A Whitfort "Wildlife Crime: Knowledge Transfer for Informed Sentencing in Greater China" The University of Hong Kong, Knowledge Exchange - Impact Project Scheme 2020-21, HK$150,000. This ongoing and interdisciplinary project involves a collaboration between Associate Professor Amanda Whitfort, Faculty of Law, Dr Caroline Dingle, School of Biological Sciences and Dr Gary Ades, Head of Fauna, Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Garden, in producing a series of wildlife crime impact reports (similar to victim impact statements for endangered species) to aid the Agricultural Fisheries and Conservation Department, Customs and Excise Department and the Department of Justice in effectively prosecuting, and the judiciary in sentencing wildlife crime, under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance (Cap 170) and the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap 586).
PC Dufour, C Dingle, YH Sung & TC Bonebrake “Hong Kong as a hub and home for declining Tokay geckos: analysis of genetic diversity” Ocean Park Conservation Fund 2020. HK$202,000
TC Bonebrake "An integrated approach to conservation forensics: reducing wildlife trade globally through technology, analytics and education" The University of Hong Kong, Knowledge Exchange - Impact Project Scheme, $100,000 HKD
C Dingle, CER Hatten, J Lee, A Jain, R Kaur & Y Hadiprakarsa "Developing a forensic toolkit to aid in the conservation of the Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)" The National Geographic Society RFP - Reducing Demand for Illegal Wildlife, $30,000 USD
C Dingle & CER Hatten "Development of a lab-based toolkit to aid the conservation and enforcement of the critically endangered Helmeted Hornbill, Rhinoplax vigil" Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, $170,000 HKD
L Gibson & C Dingle "Identifying Ecological Relationships of Cacatua sulphurea to aid conservation in its native and introduced ranges", Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, $182,900 HKD
L Gibson, TC Bonebrake, DM Baker, YJ Sadovy, D Dudgeon, C Dingle "Seed Funding for Conservation Forensics in the School of Biological Sciences @ HKU" The University of Hong Kong, School of Biological Sciences, $125,000 HKD