About

Our mission:

Animal Dialogue is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for animal ethics and nature conservation in China. We seek to fulfill our mission by advancing humane education for the public, guiding prospective Chinese conservationists, and bridging the communication gap between Western and Chinese conservation and animal welfare groups.

Our Goals:

Enlightenment: Appeal to a general Chinese audience and discuss domestic and international conservation and animal welfare issues in depth. Inform aspiring conservationists of opportunities and provide resources to encourage them to pursue animal-related career paths.

Engagement: Actively engage in conservation and animal welfare issues worldwide. Connect international and Chinese conservation workers and animal advocates. Promote collaboration between conservation and animal welfare groups in China. Minimize the misconceptions between Western and Chinese conservation communities and serve as a bridge between Eastern and Western cultures.

Empowerment: Empower animal activists and conservation groups in China by providing consultation for organizational reframing and campaign planning. Assist Chinese conservation NGOs in amplifying their domestic and international impacts.

Who Are We?

We are a group of Chinese students, scholars, and professionals who seek to change the popular attitudes towards animals in China. Our core members come from diverse backgrounds, with training in conservation biology, veterinary medicine, and public health, as well as in social sciences, humanities, and engineering.

What Do We Do?

We publish weekly in-depth articles in animal welfare and conservation-related topics to our subscribers and foster constructive conversations in our discussion groups.  Some of our articles include our interviews of conservation scientists, NGO workers, film producers, vegan influencers, and others who are working at the frontier of nature conservation and animal ethics in China.

We also strive to get more media coverage on conservation issues. We are frequent contributors to several major environmental newspapers and magazines such as Human and Nature, China Green Times, and China Environment.

We support early-career conservationists by informing them of volunteer, job, and funding opportunities, providing consultation services with our networks, and hosting conferences and local meetups.

 


Note: Background photo credits to Steven