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Two sides of the same coin Wildmeat consumption and illegal wildlife trade at the crossroads of Asia

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dc.contributor.author McEvoy, John F. en
dc.contributor.author Connette, Grant M. en
dc.contributor.author Huang, Qiongyu en
dc.contributor.author Soe, Paing en
dc.contributor.author Pyone, Khin Htet Htet en
dc.contributor.author Valitutto, Marc T. en
dc.contributor.author Htun, Yan Lin en
dc.contributor.author Lin, Aung Naing en
dc.contributor.author Thant, Aung Lwin en
dc.contributor.author Htun, Wai Yan en
dc.contributor.author Paing, Kaung Htet en
dc.contributor.author Swe, Khine Khine en
dc.contributor.author Aung, Myint en
dc.contributor.author Min, Sapai en
dc.contributor.author Songer, Melissa en
dc.contributor.author Leimgruber, Peter en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-04T02:01:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-04T02:01:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation McEvoy, John F., Connette, Grant M., Huang, Qiongyu, Soe, Paing, Pyone, Khin Htet Htet, Valitutto, Marc T., Htun, Yan Lin, Lin, Aung Naing, Thant, Aung Lwin, Htun, Wai Yan, Paing, Kaung Htet, Swe, Khine Khine, Aung, Myint, Min, Sapai, Songer, Melissa, and Leimgruber, Peter. 2019. "<a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320719307050?via%3Dihub">Two sides of the same coin – Wildmeat consumption and illegal wildlife trade at the crossroads of Asia</a>." <em>Biological Conservation</em>. 238:Article 108197. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108197">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108197</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3207
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/99041
dc.description.abstract Domestic trade and consumption of wildmeat is intricately linked with the international trade of wildlife and together they are driving a biodiversity crisis across Southeast Asia. Forming a key juncture between countries and bioregions, Myanmar is an important piece of this puzzle and acts as a source and a conduit for illegal wildlife trade across Asia. While some information on key markets and border crossings exists, this is frequently limited to single taxa. An assessment of wildlife trade across Myanmar that quantifies international and domestic trade, and consumption is missing. We summarize results from a nationwide hunter survey, linking hunting practices at the local level to specific markets and to broader trends in illegal wildlife trade. Our survey results reveal widespread, intense hunting around Myanmar for local trade and wildmeat consumption. The majority of hunters surveyed can be classified as 'subsistence harvesters'. Hunters report declines in populations across a range of species of conservation concern. Pangolin is hunted extensively, and Myanmar is a major contributor to the illegal pangolin trade. A better understanding of internal trade routes is needed to prevent wildlife products reaching markets that are largely outside government control. Legislative changes are encouraging, but enforcement at the local level must be combined with community-level action to provide alternatives for subsistence harvesters to halt the rapid declines reported in endangered animal populations. en
dc.relation.ispartof Biological Conservation en
dc.title Two sides of the same coin Wildmeat consumption and illegal wildlife trade at the crossroads of Asia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 152621
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108197
rft.jtitle Biological Conservation
rft.volume 238
rft.spage Article 108197
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.citation.spage Article 108197
dc.relation.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320719307050?via%3Dihub

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