Illegal recreational hunting in Russia: the role of social norms and elite violators

  title={Illegal recreational hunting in Russia: the role of social norms and elite violators},
  author={Kathleen E. Braden},
  journal={Eurasian Geography and Economics},
  pages={457 - 490}
  • K. Braden
  • Published 3 September 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Eurasian Geography and Economics
Poaching in Russia has been reported to be of catastrophic proportions and threatens maintenance of biodiversity. Management of game species has stabilized some numbers, but both endangered species listed in the Russian Red Book and animals traditionally viewed as hunting prey are diminishing in some regions. Rank-and-file hunters, increasingly shut off from access to hunting grounds, have expressed a negative reaction to new hunting regulations adopted by the Russian government in 2012. While… 

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