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Title: WILDLIFE TRADE IN CHINA AND VIETNAM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA
Authors: YAW CHIA WEI
YANG CHIA WEI
Keywords: Environmental Management
MEM
Master (Environmental Management)
Lye Lin Heng
2014/2015 EnvM
China
CITES
Endangered species
Vietnam
Wildlife laws
Wildlife trade
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2015
Citation: YAW CHIA WEI, YANG CHIA WEI (2015-07-21). WILDLIFE TRADE IN CHINA AND VIETNAM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. CITES is regarded as one of the most important international conservation instruments. It serves to both facilitate legal, sustainable and traceable trade and to intercept illegal wildlife trade. In this sense, CITES is both a conservation and a trade convention. Fundamental to the implementation of CITES goals and effectiveness of the wildlife enforcement networks, is the efficacy of the national laws of each member state. The dissertation seeks to examine: a) The national legal and regulatory framework; b) The national enforcement agencies of these two selected member states and their activities; c) Enforcement issues arising from the national legal and regulatory framework or lack thereof; d) Other factors (social, geographical, financial, political etc.) within the selected member states that affect the effective implementation and enforcement; e) Comparative study of the two selected member states; f) Possible improvements and solutions. This dissertation seeks to examine and discuss the implementation and enforcement efforts of China and Vietnam of CITES. China and Vietnam have been selected for this dissertation, as these 2 countries are very much in the center stage in the illegal wildlife trade scene, as both consumers and suppliers. They are important countries influencing the illegal trade in high-value wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horns and tiger parts. There will be case studies on the dilemma of (i) China’s wildlife and tiger breeding and (ii) illegal ivory trade and China’s role in fueling the demand . There will also be a case study on Vietnam’s involvement in the illegal rhino horn trade and the controversial call for lifting the ban on rhino horn trade.
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