The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China

Understanding The Distribution Networks

  • Rebecca W. Y.¬†Wong

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rebecca W. Y. Wong
    Pages 13-38
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    Pages 93-118
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-170

About this book


This book offers a theoretically-based study on crimes against protected wildlife in mainland China with first-hand empirical data collected over five years. It provides an overall examination of crimes against protected and endangered wildlife and an extensive account of the situation in China, where a significant portion of the illegal wildlife trade is currently happening. This emerging field has become an important topic for enforcement and governments alike yet remains an under-researched area. The collected data covers illegal tiger-parts trade, the illegal ivory trade, and the consumption of protected wildlife. The book will serve as a useful reference for scholars, law-enforcement agencies, lawyers, and conservation and wildlife-protection NGO groups to facilitate their understanding of the growing illegal trade in protected and endangered wildlife.

The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China has three general aims: first, to contribute to the general development of green criminology and specifically to the literature of the illegal transactions of protected wildlife at the distribution stage. Second, it aims to understand how illegal transactions are carried out to create insights for policy makers and law enforcement professionals. Finally Wong seeks to apply theoretical frameworks (such as that of trust, networks, and situational crime prevention) to the understanding of the distribution of illegal wildlife products in order to make contributions to ongoing sociological and criminological discussions.


green crime green criminology wildlife trafficking China environmental crime deviant behavior poaching tiger animal trade criminal networks wildlife crime ivory

Authors and affiliations

  • Rebecca W. Y.¬†Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong

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