The Trade in Wildlife: Regulation for Conservation

The Trade in Wildlife: Regulation for Conservation

by Sara Oldfield
     
 


* Regulation of the international trade in wildlife is failing: Why?
* How do we stop more and more plant and animal species from being endangered?
* Leading authorities in the field show why it is not working and what needs to be done
* Essential readin.g for those working in the areas of trade, environment and conservation
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* Regulation of the international trade in wildlife is failing: Why?
* How do we stop more and more plant and animal species from being endangered?
* Leading authorities in the field show why it is not working and what needs to be done
* Essential readin.g for those working in the areas of trade, environment and conservation
The regulation of the trade in wildlife is failing: increasing numbers of plant and animal species are threatened with extinction despite improvements in our understanding and the management of global trade. Understanding why, and what to do about it, is urgently needed. This book provides a critical assessment of how the trade in wildlife is currently regulated and how those regulations are enforced. Through analysis of case studies and comparisons with the trade in other illegal goods, it shows what the weaknesses are, where the system is failing and what must be done if conservation efforts are to be supported by trade regulations, and not undermined.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839597
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
About the Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1Background
1The nature and extent of legal and illegal trade in wildlife3
2What is the goal of regulating wildlife trade? Is regulation a good way to achieve this goal?23
3Regulatory design33
4Regulation, conservation and incentives41
5Control and the Holy Grail52
Pt. 2Systems of regulation and enforcement
6Compliance and enforcement mechanisms of CITES63
7The European Community wildlife trade regulations70
8Evolution, impact and effectiveness of domestic wildlife trade bans in India78
Pt. 3Case studies
9Regulation and protection: successes and failures in rhinoceros conservation89
10Elephant poaching and resource allocation for law enforcement100
11Crocodiles: legal trade snaps back108
12Regulation of the timber trade121
13Bushmeat: traditional regulation or adaptation to market forces132
14The impact of the proposal to list devil's claw on Appendix II of CITES146
15The need for a better understanding of context when applying CITES regulations: the case of an Indonesian parrot - Tanimbar corella153
Pt. 4Lessons from illegal trade in other goods
16Lessons from the control of the illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances, timber and fisheries163
17The controlled trade in drugs179
18Lessons from the trade in illicit antiquities184
Conclusions: Looking ahead - international wildlife trade regulation and enforcement196
Index205

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