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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 19:30

Saving China's Tigers: Protection and Preservation

Li Quan
Founding Director,
Save China's Tigers

Embassy of Mexico


Moxige Dashiguan Sanlitun 5 Dong Wu Jie

Membership desk open 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm lecture


To mark the Year of the Tiger, increasing attention is being paid to the South China tiger—the origin of all tiger subspecies, dating back 2 million years. It is now the most endangered tiger in the world with fewer than 100 remaining in the wild and in captivity in China.

BIS is delighted to present an evening with Li Quan (全莉), founder of Save China's Tigers, who leads ambitious and innovative tiger re-wilding and reintroduction programs, relying on wildlife management expertise in South Africa to help prepare the zoo-born South China tigers for eventual re-introduction into the wild in China. Li Quan will talk about these challenging endeavours as well as the spiritual, cultural and ecological significance of the tiger.

A native of Beijing, Li Quan graduated from Beijing University and later immigrated to Europe. While residing in Italy, she served as head of worldwide licensing for Fila, Benetton and Gucci. She received an MBA and MA from Wharton business school and the Lauder Institute in the US. She currently lives in London, England.