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Captive breedingand the trade in reptiles from Indonesia

Emerald Monitor Lizard © Ruchira Somaweera

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Published 1st January 2009

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Unsustainable trade is seen as a major threat to the conservation of many species of reptiles. In response to this threat, the Government of Indonesia has set in place adequate legislation to regulate the trade, including promoting captive breeding of species that may not normally be removed from the wild as a conservation tool and an economic solution.

Wildlife trade from ASEAN to the EU: Issues with the trade in captive-bred reptiles from Indonesia

Report author(s):
V. Nijman and C. R. Shepherd

Publication date:
January 2009