Exploring cultural drivers for wildlife trade via an ethnoprimatological approach: a case study of slender and slow lorises (Loris and Nycticebus) in South and Southeast Asia

@article{Nekaris2010ExploringCD,
  title={Exploring cultural drivers for wildlife trade via an ethnoprimatological approach: a case study of slender and slow lorises (Loris and Nycticebus) in South and Southeast Asia},
  author={K. Anne I. Nekaris and Chris R. Shepherd and Carly Starr and Vincent Nijman},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={72}
}
Illegal and unsustainable trade in wildlife is a major conservation challenge. [...] Key Result Analysis of international records for the last 30 years revealed that live animal trade was more prevalent than trade in body parts (slow lorises, 86.4%; slender lorises, 91.4%), with Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand the largest exporters. We then examine drivers of international and domestic trade based on long-term data from 1994-2009 in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Indonesia. We show that slender lorises are important in…Expand
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