publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2007

Mexico in the International Reptile Skin Trade: a Case Study

Arroyo-Quiroz, Ines; Perez-Gil, Ramon; Leader-Williams, Nigel;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2007 Journal: Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 16, pages 931-952 (issn: 0960-3115, eissn: 1572-9710, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper examines the role of Mexico as importer, manufacturer, producer and distributor centre of reptile skins from non-native and native species, through a combination of documentary research and survey methods. A number of key findings were derived from this study. Although Mexico has adopted the "System for the Conservation, Management and Sustainable Use of Wildlife" (SUMA), the country still relies on reptile skins from non-native species. In contrast, the smaller numbers of skins used from native species mainly derive from captive breeding schemes that although biologically sustainable, provide no incentive for habitat conservation. Sustainable use of ...
free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Incentive, Habitat conservation, Wildlife trade, Captive breeding, Survey methodology, Wildlife, Agroforestry, Sustainability, Introduced species, Biology, GE
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