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The Trade in Wildlife: Regulation for Conservation [NOOK Book]


'A valuable addition to the wildlife conservation and management literature.'
Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy

'This book provides the reader with a fascinating set of debates about the ethical, biological and socio-economic issues that arise in attempting to regulate the wildlife trade.'
Development and Change

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'A valuable addition to the wildlife conservation and management literature.'
Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy

'This book provides the reader with a fascinating set of debates about the ethical, biological and socio-economic issues that arise in attempting to regulate the wildlife trade.'
Development and Change

The regulation of the trade in wildlife is failing. From the snow leopard of India to the monkey puzzle tree of South America, increasing numbers of plant and animal species are threatened with extinction despite improvements both in our understanding of the issues involved and in the management of global trade. Insight into why this is taking place, and how to halt it, is urgently needed.

The Trade in Wildlife provides a timely and broad-based critical assessment of how the international trade in wildlife is currently regulated and how those regulations are enforced, or, all too often, ignored. Through analysis of key case studies and a comparative look at the trade in other illegal goods, it highlights the weakness in the current system, shows where it is failing and clearly outlines what must be done if conservation efforts are to be supported by trade regulations rather than undermined by them.

This is a comprehensive resource for academics and students in economics, environmental studies, law and politics and a critical text for conservationists, policy-makers and NGOs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136547546
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/14/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sara Oldfield is Global Programs Director at Flora & Fauna International, one of the world's leading conservation organizations.

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Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
About the Contributors
Pt. 1 Background
1 The nature and extent of legal and illegal trade in wildlife 3
2 What is the goal of regulating wildlife trade? Is regulation a good way to achieve this goal? 23
3 Regulatory design 33
4 Regulation, conservation and incentives 41
5 Control and the Holy Grail 52
Pt. 2 Systems of regulation and enforcement
6 Compliance and enforcement mechanisms of CITES 63
7 The European Community wildlife trade regulations 70
8 Evolution, impact and effectiveness of domestic wildlife trade bans in India 78
Pt. 3 Case studies
9 Regulation and protection: successes and failures in rhinoceros conservation 89
10 Elephant poaching and resource allocation for law enforcement 100
11 Crocodiles: legal trade snaps back 108
12 Regulation of the timber trade 121
13 Bushmeat: traditional regulation or adaptation to market forces 132
14 The impact of the proposal to list devil's claw on Appendix II of CITES 146
15 The need for a better understanding of context when applying CITES regulations: the case of an Indonesian parrot - Tanimbar corella 153
Pt. 4 Lessons from illegal trade in other goods
16 Lessons from the control of the illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances, timber and fisheries 163
17 The controlled trade in drugs 179
18 Lessons from the trade in illicit antiquities 184
Conclusions: Looking ahead - international wildlife trade regulation and enforcement 196
Index 205
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