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Title: UNDERSTANDING THE MOTIVATIONS FOR ILLEGAL HUNTING: CREATING TYPOLOGIES OF HUNTERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Authors: ROHINI RANGARAJAN
Keywords: Hunter typologies, Poaching, Trade, Wildlife, Southeast Asia
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2016
Source: ROHINI RANGARAJAN (2016-06-03). UNDERSTANDING THE MOTIVATIONS FOR ILLEGAL HUNTING: CREATING TYPOLOGIES OF HUNTERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Illegal hunting of wildlife continues to be one of the biggest threats to wild populations globally. Southeast Asia is an important hub for this illegal hunting and trade. Studies on poaching in this region have, till now, focused on identifying which species are being hunted and traded. The purpose of this study is to understand the motivations of poaching in Southeast Asia. It was found that hunters in Southeast Asia primarily hunt for commercial gains and for subsistence. In addition, a new driver for illegal hunting was found for the region, namely traditional medicine. The scale of hunting for each of these drivers, however, still remains ambiguous. Additionally, loopholes in national laws were uncovered, which make implementation of these laws ineffective. Despite a greater awareness among researchers on the issue, the number of studies providing quantifiable data still remains small. The results of this study can help design more effective conservation programs for the region.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134469
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