Potential benefits of impending Moroccan wildlife trade laws, a case study in carnivore skins

@article{Bergin2015PotentialBO,
  title={Potential benefits of impending Moroccan wildlife trade laws, a case study in carnivore skins},
  author={Daniel Bergin and Vincent Nijman},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={199-201}
}
Approximately 25 % of the world’s carnivores are considered threatened with extinction (IUCN 2015). Most carnivores face challenges from habitat loss and fragmentation as well as hunting for food, medicinal products and trophies (Karanth and Chellam 2009). Morocco has experienced the extirpation of the lion Panthera leo (Black et al. 2013) and very nearly the leopard Panthera pardus (Cuzin 2003; Agencia EFE 2010) due to overhunting, and reports of illegal trade in carnivores in Morocco surface… 

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