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期刊名称: Primate Conservation
Volume:28    Issue:1        Page:139-142
ISSN:0898-6207

Trade in Bengal Slow Lorises in Mong La, Myanmar, on the China Border期刊论文

作者: Vincent Nijman Chris R. Shepherd K. Anne-Isola Nekaris
DOI:10.1896/052.028.0112

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页码: 139-142
出版者: Conservation International
期刊名称: Primate Conservation
ISSN: 0898-6207
卷期: Volume:28    Issue:1
摘要: Despite being protected throughout their range, the illegal trade in slow lorises is a clear impediment to their conservation. Little is known about this trade from Myanmar. We report on three visits to the town of Mong La, Myanmar, on the border with China, where Bengal slow lorises Nycticebus bengalensis are traded illegally. Combined with survey data from other researchers, it is clear that slow lorises are ubiquitously present at Mong La's animal market. They are traded either as parts— carcasses, skins, and hands and feet (average of 26 items/survey)—or alive (average of 5 individuals/survey). Live animals typically arrive at the market in the morning; they are slaughtered, and the carcass at least is sold the same day. Estimating from live animals, our data suggest that over a thousand Bengal slow lorises may be traded annually from this one market alone. Trade in Mong La may be local or may be geared towards the Chinese market, and thus the trade in Mong La is not only contra to Myanmar's...
相关主题: wildlife trade, conservation, Burma, Slow loris, Nycticebus, CITES,

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