Q & A Traditional medicine

Q & A Traditional medicine

Chinese culture and traditional lore are deeply intertwined with beliefs over the curative powers of animals, and the use of plant and animal herbs in healing has been a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for millennia.But where the use of traditional remedies used to be a localized practice, the globalization of commerce combined with the increased popularity of natural approaches to health worldwide has created a level of demand that threatens the survival of many vulnerable species of wildlife not only in Asia, but globally. And a growing global demand fuels supply, encourages poaching of wildlife species and drives inhumane acts of cruelty.

Experts

Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Cynthia Moss, IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Elephant Expert
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
James Isiche, Regional Director, East Africa
Regional Director, East Africa
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Peter Pueschel, Director, International Environmental Agreements
Director, International Environmental Agreements
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Regional Director, South Asia