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The effect of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on scientific collections

Roberts, David L., Solow, Andrew R. (2008) The effect of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on scientific collections. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275 (1637). pp. 987-989. ISSN 09628452 (ISSN). (doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1683) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was conceived in the spirit of cooperation, with the aim of ensuring that the international trade in wild animals and plants, including all parts and derivatives, did not threaten their survival. However, concerns have been raised by scientists that CITES hinders the cross-border movement of scientific specimens. To our knowledge, no empirical analysis has been undertaken to demonstrate the existence of this effect. We test for a CITES effect on the collection record of orchids from Brazil and Costa Rica using the collection records of bromeliads, which are not covered by CITES, as a control. Highly significant effects are found in both countries. © 2008 The Royal Society.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1683
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2008/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Bromeliaceae, Conservation assessment, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Orchidaceae, Specimens, animal, CITES, conservation status, cooperative behavior, empirical analysis, endangered species, herb, international trade, monocotyledon, specimen bank, survival, wild population, article, Brazil, Costa Rica, empirical research, endangered species, international cooperation, nonhuman, Orchidaceae, priority journal, survival, trade union, wild animal, wild plant, Bromeliaceae, Conservation of Natural Resources, Ecosystem, International Cooperation, Museums, Orchidaceae, Time Factors, Brazil, Central America, Costa Rica, South America, Animalia, Bromeliaceae, Orchidaceae
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 15:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33830 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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