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Poverty, Poaching and Trafficking: What are the links?

Duffy, Rosaleen and St. John, Freya A.V. (2013) Poverty, Poaching and Trafficking: What are the links? Technical report. Evidence on Demand 10.12774/eod_hd059.jun2013.duffy. (doi:10.12774/eod_hd059.jun2013.duffy) (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

A rapid review of academic and grey literature revealed that the links between poverty, poaching and trafficking are under-researched and poorly understood. Yet, the assumption that poaching occurs because of poverty is omnipresent, with little ‘hard evidence’ to support the claim. Despite this, the authors are confident that the links are there, based on the evidence gathered. However, their understandings are hampered by a series of factors: trafficking and poaching are overwhelmingly framed as an issue of conservation/biodiversity loss rather than of poverty and development; it is difficult to collect clear and detailed data on poaching precisely because of its illicit nature; and many of the cases examined are also linked in with conflict zones, making research even more challenging.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
DOI/Identification number: 10.12774/eod_hd059.jun2013.duffy
Uncontrolled keywords: conflict, ivory, poaching, policy, poverty, poverty reduction, rhino horn, trafficking
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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: F.A.V. St-John
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38917 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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