Episode 3: Are Asia’s Marine Species Protected?

16 August 2019

Marine species are often regarded as food first, and wildlife second.  For conservationists seeking to protect these creatures, controlling international trade routes are key.  A global agreement that came into force in the 1970s, CITES – the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - is considered a cornerstone of international conservation.  But does it make any difference on the ground in trading hubs like Hong Kong?  


Sophie le Clue, Director of Environment at ADM Capital Foundation
Yvonne Sadovy, University of Hong Kong
Gary Stokes, Oceans Asia
Stan Shea, Bloom Association