葛芮（Grace Ge Gabriel）
Grace has been the driving force behind IFAW China from its inception, nurturing protection for both domestic animals and wildlife in a country where policies regarding conservation and animal welfare were lacking. Projects initiated by Grace include establishing the first raptor rescue center in China, initiating anti-poaching operations to protect the Tibetan antelope and participating in the development of China’s first Animal Welfare Law. IFAW China has developed outreach and education programs to improve regulations and conditions for domestic animals and works closely with local animal rescue groups.
Grace is a strong voice in the fight to reduce the devastating impact wildlife trade has on tigers and elephants. She has testified before the European Union Commission on protecting wild tigers and was invited to speak at the INTERPOL Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting regarding controlling global online trade in wildlife and wildlife products. Within China she has worked to protect the habitat of the remaining wild elephants in southern China.
As native of China, who respects the cultural heritage and health benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Grace has been in the forefront of promoting TCM alternatives to the use of endangered species, a view supported by legitimate TCM practitioners in China and around the world. To that end, Grace has overseen IFAW’s global campaign to reduce the use of endangered species in Traditional Medicine.
Deputy Director, Wildlife and Habitat Protection Program, IFAW
Founding member, International Tiger Coalition
Senior News Editor, KSL-TV(NBC affiliate), USA
Language Instructor-Chinese, University of Utah, USA
Producer, China Central Television, China
Reporter Intern, Radio Beijing, China
Master of Arts (MA), Mass Communication, University of Utah, USA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), English and Journalism, China
Broadcasting University, Beijing, China
- Gabriel, G. Foreward, Bears, Saiga Antelope in: Call, E. 2006. Mending the Web of Life: Chinese Medicine and Species Conservation. Pp. iii-v, 81-92,113-122. IFAW/AHPA publication.
- Gratwicke, B. Mills, J., Dutton, A., Gabriel, G., Long, B. et al. 2008 Attitudes Toward Consumption and Conservation of Tigers in China. PLoS ONE 3(7): e2544. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002544
- Reeve, R., Tuite, C.,Gabriel, G., Bell, J. and Pueschel, P.2003. The proposed sale of ivory from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: conditions and verification. Pachyderm.35:115-130.
- Gabriel, G. 2010-2011. International Fund for Animal Welfare: Promoting Animal Welfare in China in: China Environment Series. Spotlight on NGO Activism in China. China Environment Forum. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
- Elephants on the High Street-An investigation into ivory trade in the UK
- Ivory Market in China-China ivory trade survey report
- IFAW report on ivory trade 2009 (not accessible on website)
- Made in China: Farming Tigers to Extinction