Saving pangolin and sea turtles from being eaten in Guangzhou restaurants, China

Wang Jing

Guangzhou city has a long history of bush meat consumption is the most important hub of illegal wildlife trade in China, driving species like pangolin and sea turtles into extinction. This project aims to reduce supply and consumption of wildlife in restaurants through collaboration with the Forest Police, Fishery Department in Guangzhou and civil society. Surveys will be conducted, data and reports will be submitted to support law enforcement work, warning letters will be sent to law-breakers, and a wildlife-friendly restaurant-map campaign will be initiated. The success of this project will have positive impacts on the wild populations of the two targeted species.