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Primate conservation: measuring and mitigating trade in ...

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By v nijman · 2011 · cited by 79 — perceptions of pet primates and wild margarita capuchins on isla de margarita and isla de coche in venezuela. endang species res 13: 63–72. 3 pages
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ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCHEndang Species ResVol. 13: 159–161, 2011doi: 10.3354/esr00336 Published online February 16International wildlife trade is seen as one of the lead-ing threats to biodiversity conservation (Sutherland etal. 2009). The trade in primates, be it as live individu-als, as body parts or as meat has been invoked as a sig-nificant threat to their conservation (Cowlishaw &Dunbar 2000, Mittermeier et al. 2009). Recognising theneed to control this trade, the Convention on the Inter-national Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Floraand Fauna (CITES), first drawn up in 1973 and enter-ing into force in 1976, has now been ratified by 175countries or states. From the inception of CITES, it hasbeen recognised that the international primate tradeneeds to be regulated, and indeed all species of pri-mates are either listed in Appendix II of CITES (regu-lating all commercial trade) or in Appendix I (preclud-ing all commercial trade). As of 2010, all but 2 primateRange States (Angol...
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