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An analysis of the live reptile and amphibian trade in the USA compared to the global trade in endangered species.

  title={An analysis of the live reptile and amphibian trade in the USA compared to the global trade in endangered species.},
  author={Herrel and Anthony and Van der Meijden and Arie},
  journal={Herpetological Journal},
  • Herrel, Anthony, Arie
  • Published 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Herpetological Journal
The trade in wildlife is a globally important industry. Amphibians and reptiles are among the most commonly traded animals and this trade has raised concern because of its potential impact on natural populations, animal welfare and the spread of invasive species and emerging infectious diseases. Yet, evaluating the risks involved is difficult due to the lack of quantitative data on the trade. Here, we analyse data on the live reptile and amphibian trade in the USA and the worldwide trade in… 

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