Li Quan is a Beijing-born tiger and wildlife conservationist who lives in London.
The Wharton School.
She is credited with the concept of rewilding in the promotion of tiger conservation. This ensures zoo-born tigers develop hunting and other survival skills in a controlled natural environment prior to their return to the wild. She initiated the world’s first such experiment by rewilding South China tigers in collaboration with the State Forestry Administration of China at the Laohu Valley Reserve in South Africa.
The concept was initially controversial, but it is now widely accepted as a viable strategy for wildlife conservation by many mainstream wildlife organizations including the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Quan has founded several charities related to tiger and wildlife conservation. She is now a director of China Tiger Revival.
Prior to devoting herself to wildlife conservation she was global head of licensing at the fashion house Gucci. She is a graduate of Beijing University, and holds a dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts degree from the Wharton Business School and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
She is the author of two books, Rewilded, Saving the South China Tiger (bilingual, English and Chinese), and Diary of the South China Tiger (Chinese).