Reflections from demand reduction workshops
In late 2011, a series of workshops tackling specifically the rising demand in wildlife and wildlife products were held in succession in several Asian cities. From November 15-24, three separate workshops were convened in Beijing, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Some wonder if this flurry of activities focusing on reducing demand means a balance shift in our work. Since I attended two of the workshops, a journalist asked me the reason behind this seemingly sudden rush to control demand.