the state of wildlife trade in

Published 23 September 2019

Macau SAR: first comprehensive review finds regulated wildlife trade doubling in a decade

Macau SAR, 23rd September 2019—Imports of wildlife regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) into Macau doubled in a decade and are poised to continue increasing, prompting the need for stronger legislation, enforcement, and awareness, according to a new TRAFFIC report.

The State of Wildlife Trade in Macau

Report author(s):
Wilson Lau, Royce To

Publication date:
September 2019


1) When considering processed shark fin imports, Macau is the third-largest importer by value and primarily a final destination consumption market. The analysis in this review does not include frozen fin due to there being no evidence of it being imported into Macau, whereas the global analysis within a recent TRAFFIC publication (Okes and Sant 2019) considers all forms of fin products in trade..

2) Photos for media.

3) Executive Summary in Chinese.

About Wildlife TRAPS

The USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project is an initiative that is designed to secure a transformation in the level of co-operation between an international community of stakeholders who are impacted by illegal wildlife trade between Africa and Asia. The project is designed to increase understanding of the true character and scale of the response required, to set priorities, identify intervention points, and test non-traditional approaches with project partners.