Ivory Consumption Among Chinese Travelers: Preparing for Post-COVID Tourism

Understanding the drivers that lead to travelers purchasing ivory while abroad can help us target our conservation interventions more effectively. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the travel and tourism industry, with estimates ranging from 60% to 80% decline in international tourism for 2020. In order to make up for this precipitous loss, the sector is preparing for a travel boom once the threat of the pandemic has subsided. “We know very few people have been leaving home this year, … “Ivory Consumption Among Chinese Travelers: Preparing for Post-COVID Tourism”

How COVID-19 Changes Perceptions of Trade in Wildlife

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and Netflix’s hit series “Tiger King,” wildlife trade is occupying our collective psyche at a level never been seen before. The Chinese government has announced that it will crack down on illegal wildlife consumption and outlaw the trade of many species that desperately need an intervention such as this to flatten their own curve — the one that sees some animals’ numbers in the wild dropping to zero. The Vietnamese government has announced it soon will … “How COVID-19 Changes Perceptions of Trade in Wildlife”

Public Calls for Governments to Close S.E. Asia’s Wildlife Markets in Response to COVID-19

7 April, Hong Kong – This World Health Day, as the world grapples with the worst public health emergency in recent memory, over 90 per cent of respondents surveyed in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong support a government-led closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, according to new research for WWF. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the link between zoonotic diseases – those transmitted from animals to humans – and wildlife markets into sharp focus. An online survey … “Public Calls for Governments to Close S.E. Asia’s Wildlife Markets in Response to COVID-19”

Best of 2019 Highlights

As we come to the end of the year, we close out 2019 with a review of our ten most widely read posts of the year. The GlobeScan community gravitated toward our contributions on the Sustainable Development Goals, corporate purpose, transparency, wildlife conservation, sustainable lifestyles, and leadership. We enter the next decade with an energized sense of living our purpose of building trusted leadership to create a better future.  We look forward to working together in 2020 to help build … “Best of 2019 Highlights”

Chinese Consumer Demand for Ivory Remains Down Two Years After Ban

… But Worrying Trend Among Travelers Grows Beijing, China – Nearly two years after China imposed a historic ban on domestic ivory trade, consumer demand for elephant ivory appears to be stabilizing at reduced levels and support for the ban remains strong. However, consumers who regularly travel outside mainland China and a group dubbed “diehard buyers” continue to express a strong desire to buy ivory. World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) third annual survey, Demand under the Ban – China Ivory Consumption Research … “Chinese Consumer Demand for Ivory Remains Down Two Years After Ban”

How to Reduce Consumer Demand for Wildlife in Asia

Webinar Recap Hosted by USAID Wildlife Asia, USAID Saving Species and GlobeScan In this webinar, we explore how, where and why consumers purchase products derived from four animals: Rhinos Elephants Pangolins Tigers Our experts discuss evidence-based recommendations to help reduce the demand for these animal products among different consumer segments. The research is based on multiple wildlife consumer demand studies in China, Thailand and Vietnam.  The results uncovered the beliefs, attitudes and values of consumers which drive them to buy … “How to Reduce Consumer Demand for Wildlife in Asia”

Recognizing Leaders: Gavin Edwards and Zhou Fei, WWF

Over the past decade, the worldwide elephant population has declined by over 30,000 per year due to reduced habitat, trophy hunting, and specifically poaching. Elephants are being slaughtered at an industrial scale for their ivory, with an estimated 415,000 left in the wild. At the current rate of population decline, the species could be extinct in the wild within the next 20 years. GlobeScan’s Asia Pacific Director Wander Meijer spoke with Zhou Fei, Chief Programme Officer of WWF China and … “Recognizing Leaders: Gavin Edwards and Zhou Fei, WWF”

Research to the Rescue: Saving Elephants from Extinction

China’s basketball hero Yao Ming viewing the carcass of a poached elephant in Namunyak, northern Kenya (2015) Two forces are battling for the fate of the elephant, the last of the large land mammals, as witnessed in this National Geographic video. Apart from survival of the species, there is a lot of money at stake. Wildlife crime has an estimated value of USD 23 billion per annum, the fourth-most lucrative criminal trade globally after drugs, humans and arms. The ivory … “Research to the Rescue: Saving Elephants from Extinction”

Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China

Largest-ever Ivory Consumer Survey Also Finds Awareness is Low 12 December 2017 – As a landmark ban on domestic ivory trade comes into effect in China at the end of this month, a TRAFFIC, GlobeScan and WWF survey found that the ban has widespread support from a majority of consumers surveyed and that it is likely to substantially reduce ivory purchase. However, many citizens are unaware of the upcoming ban. The ban is widely hailed by the international community as a game changer that, … “Upcoming Ivory Ban Widely Supported by Consumers in China”

Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report

TRAFFIC and WWF commissioned GlobeScan to conduct research in order to build upon previous consumer analysis and to generate up-to-date insights about ivory consumption and consumer perceptions toward the impending ivory ban. This research seeks to discover the nature of ivory consumption in 15 surveyed cities in China, to understand consumers’ perception towards the ivory ban, and to assess effective massaging and mechanisms for demand reduction. This research will also serve as the foundation of TRAFFIC and WWF’s future behavior change … “Demand Under the Ban: China Ivory Consumption Research Report”