Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade

Date: 25 February 2013

It is important to understand how human, governmental and technical limitations and abilities associated with a trade policy can best be ameliorated or employed to protect a wild resource. This chapter describes and illustrates the issues surrounding wildlife trade policies. Wildlife trades are complex and heterogeneous, requiring different management approaches although the issues discussed may be common. It should be possible to develop a suite of investigations based on the issues raised in this chapter to estimate the impacts of each policy on wild populations, each being judged relative to the others. One key message which must be conveyed is that total protection of the wild resource may prove impossible (at least in the short term) under any trade regulation system. We need a ...

Cameron Hepburn Adam J. Dutton David W. Macdonald Brian Gratwicke Emilio A. Herrera

Economics of Sustainability

Economics of Sustainability

Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade


Type: paper

Dutton, A.J., Gratwicke, B., Hepburn, C., Herrera, E.A. & Macdonald, D.W. (2013). 'Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade'. In D.W. Macdonald & K.J. Willis (Eds.) "Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2". John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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