Dynamics of illegal wildlife trade in Indonesian markets over two decades, illustrated by trade in Sunda Leopard Cats

  title={Dynamics of illegal wildlife trade in Indonesian markets over two decades, illustrated by trade in Sunda Leopard Cats},
  author={Vincent Nijman and Ahmad Ardiansyah and Daniel Bergin and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Birot and Ella R. Brown and Abdullah Langgeng and Thais Queiroz Morcatty and Denise Spaan and Penthai Siriwat and Muhammad Ali Imron and K Anne-Isola Nekaris},
  pages={27 - 40}
ABSTRACT Wildlife trade is recognised as an impediment to conservation. Yet, long-term trade data are lacking for many species, precluding analysis of trends and trade dynamics. The Sunda Leopard Cat is endemic to insular Southeast Asia, where despite legal protection, it is openly traded. Data from Java and Bali (1996–2018, 393 surveys, 219 cats recorded in 21 markets) reveal that numbers of cats decreased (1.95/survey in the 1990s, 0.44/survey in the 2010s) and their prevalence decreased… 
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