ESPP Webinar: Wildlife Consumption in China: Steps Forward to Protect Wildlife and Human Health

Wed, May 6, 2020 12:00 PM - Wed, May 6, 2020 1:30 PM at Online Webinar

With the global spread of COVID-19, there has been increased attention on the roles of wildlife markets and wildlife consumption in the transmission of disease. While China is one of the epicenters of the wildlife trade, the demand for wildlife products in China is complex. In response to COVID-19, China has banned the consumption of wildlife for food but has allowed medicinal use to continue.

In this webinar, we will discuss how research on wildlife consumption and demand reduction in China can inform evidence-based interventions to protect wildlife and human health both in China and on a global scale. We will present data on how demographic, social, and legal variables affect demand for a wide variety of wildlife products in China. We will focus on the differences and similarities between the trade and consumption of wildlife for food and medicinal purposes. Further, we will discuss empirical research on demand reduction strategies and implications for environmental policies.
Dr. Jessica Bell Rizzolo, Conservation Criminology Lab, Michigan State University
Dr. Tom Moorhouse, Oxford University
Mr. Peter Coals, Oxford University

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