Dealing with the clandestine nature of wildlife-trade market surveys.

@article{BarberMeyer2010DealingWT,
  title={Dealing with the clandestine nature of wildlife-trade market surveys.},
  author={Shannon Michelle Barber-Meyer},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          918-23
        }
}
Illegal international trade in wildlife (excluding fisheries and timber) has been valued at more than US$20 billion. A more precise figure has not been determined in part because of the clandestine nature of the trade, and for this same reason even regional and local levels of wildlife trade are difficult to assess. The application of recent developments in wildlife field-survey methods (e.g., occupancy) now allows for a more-accurate estimation of wildlife trade occurrence, including its… CONTINUE READING
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