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TitleSurvival or Extinction? [electronic resource] : How to Save Elephants and Rhinos / by Bridget Martin
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXXIII, 582 p. 25 illus., 24 illus. in color. online resource


Written with passion for anyone interested in seeing an end to the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn, this book shows how, by working together, people all over the world who care about these animals are gradually bringing about change for the better. It takes an overview of how the current situation came to pass by exploring poaching and its devastating consequences and the pivotal role of organized crime. The discussion of how matters are starting to improve covers the investigation and monitoring of ivory markets, sustainable uses and the key role of local communities. Enforcement of the law is vital in this story. Enter the enforcers, the technology they use to defeat the poachers and the evidence they require to prosecute offenders. Cases, some deeply shocking, are included, as well as a number of fascinating case studies, while the exploits of organized crime gangs make lively, as well as disturbing reading. Throughout the message is clear. We can and must save these animals from extinction


1. Introduction -- 2. The Animals: Elephants, Rhinos and People -- 3. CITES and the CBD -- 4. Sustainable Use: Golden Thread or Fool's Gold? -- 5. Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn -- 6. The Products, Their Retail Outlets, Their Sellers and Their Buyers -- 7. Poaching and Its Consequences -- 8. The Survivors -- 9. Smugglers and Smuggling Routes -- 10. The One-Off Sales of Elephant Ivory and Their Aftermath -- 11. The Confusing Nature of Ivory Markets -- 12. Researchers and Their Methodology -- 13. Markets in Africa -- 14. Markets in Southeast Asia -- 15. Markets in the United States of America -- 16. Markets in the UK -- 17. The History of Rhinoceros Listing on CITES -- 18. The Illegal Trade in Rhino Horn -- 19. In Which We Meet Our First Organized Crime Gang and The Law is Changed -- 20. Organized Crime -- 21 -- Rebel Militia and ‘Blood Ivory’ -- 22. The Internet -- 23. Religious Ivory -- 24. Bribery and Corruption -- 25. The Enforcers -- 26. Seizures and Arrests -- 27. Evidence -- 28. Prosecutions -- 29. Technology to the Rescue -- 30. The London Conference and What Followed -- 31. CoP16 -- 32. Updates on Some Countries -- 33. Rhino Trophy Hunting in South Africa -- 34. Research -- 35. Education -- 36. The CBD Re-visited -- 37. Sustainable Use: Contentious Issues -- 38. People -- 39. Countries -- 40. Zoos, Ecosystems and Translocations -- 41. Last Chance to Save -- 42. Living Together: Resolutions to Human-elephant Conflict and Other Problems -- 43. Working Together Creates People Power -- 44. Survival or Extinction?

Conservation biology Nature Conservation Biodiversity Wildlife management Animal welfare Conservation Biology/Ecology. International Environmental Law. Nature Conservation. Biodiversity. Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management. Animal Welfare/Animal Ethics.


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