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

Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Dr. Joseph Okori
Regional Director, Southern Africa and Program Director, Landscape Conservation
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Jeffrey Flocken, Regional Director, North America
Regional Director, North America
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Rikkert Reijnen, Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Country Representative, Germany
Country Representative, Germany
Tania McCrea-Steele, Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime
Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Senior Advisor to the CEO on Strategic Partnerships & Philanthropy