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[This chapter sets the contextual background of the illegal wildlife trade in China and examines in detail, the demand and supply of wildlife products within the country. Reference is made to the usage of wildlife products in traditional Chinese medicine, collector’s items, and local delicacies,...
[This chapter provides an overview of China’s position within the global illegal wildlife trade from two perspectives: (1) China’s geographical location and its relationship with the illegal wildlife trade; (2) the responses from the Chinese government to tackle the trade.]
[This chapter contextualizes the development of green criminology and the study of environmental crime. In specific, it examines the stages of the illegal wildlife trade: (1) poaching, (2) smuggling, (3) processing, and (4) online distribution.]
[This chapter discusses the challenges in conducting fieldwork studies in the context of the illegal wildlife trade and the methodology of the studies conducted by the author across Mainland China. A brief description of the fieldwork sites is given before discussing the challenges and obstacles...
[This chapter provides insights into the actual transaction of worked ivory products against the theoretical framework of situational crime prevention (SCP) theory. The global illegal trade in ivory can be broken down into four stages: (a) poaching of the elephant tusks—capturing an elephant in...
[This chapter turns to explore the operation of seven distributing networks specialized in the illegal supply of tiger parts products. The focus of this chapter is on the network organizations of criminal networks and their mode of operation in supplying tiger parts products across three...
[The chapter of this article is situated in light of the illegal transaction of protected wildlife in China for consumption as a delicacy. In trusting the suppliers to deliver the protected wildlife they ordered, consumers face two types of risks: (a) the risk of enforcement (facing a maximum of...
[This chapter concludes and provides recommendations based on findings presented in previous chapters. The chapter argues that a key driver of the illegal wildlife trade in China is down to the inaccurate cultural beliefs and the lack of awareness for the conservation of wildlife in the general...
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