Crocodile Tears and Skins: International Trade, Economic Constraints, and Limits to the Sustainable Use of Crocodilians

  title={Crocodile Tears and Skins: International Trade, Economic Constraints, and Limits to the Sustainable Use of Crocodilians},
  author={John B. Thorbjarnarson},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Over the past three decades, the captive rearing and managed harvests of crocodilians have been held up as a success story in the search for balanced, sustainable use of wildlife and the generation of wildlife products for international trade. The success of managed-harvest programs in the United States, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, and Venezuela encouraged similar efforts in a variety of other countries: by the late 1980s, more than 40 nations had crocodilian management programs based on some… 

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