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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020
Grace Ge Gabriel
Grace Ge Gabriel is the Asia Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Born and raised in China, Ge Gabriel established the IFAW China office in 1997. She leads IFAW’s conservation and animal welfare campaigns in Asia with a focus on behaviour change initiatives to reduce both market supply and consumer demand for wildlife.
THE WET MARKETS : ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE, SPECIES EXTINCTION AND HUMAN HEALTH:
Vivek Menon and Grace Ge Gabriel in conversation
Dedicated wildlife conservationist Vivek Menon and intrepid animal welfare professional Grace Ge Gabriel speak about live wildlife markets and the risks of zoonotic diseases and pathogens that they pose to humans while endangering several species of wildlife. A crucial conversation on the clear and present danger of rampant illegal trade and sale of wildlife that has been highlighted by the COVID pandemic and its origins in China’s Wuhan wet markets.