Measuring the impact of the pet trade on Indonesian birds
Wilcove, David S.; Harris, J. Berton C.; Hua, Fangyuan; Yong, Ding; Adeney, J. Marion; Lee, Tien Ming; Marthy, William; Prawiradilaga, Dewi M; Sekercioglu, Cagan H.; Suyadi, Cagan H.; Winarni, Nurul Laksmi; Tingley, Morgan W.
The trade in wild animals involves one-third of the world's bird species and thousands of other vertebrate species. Although a few species are imperiled as a result of the wildlife trade, the lack of field studies makes it difficult to gauge how serious a threat it is to biodiversity. We used data on changes in bird abundances across space and time and information from trapper interviews to evaluate the effects of trapping wild birds for the pet trade in Sumatra, Indonesia. To analyze changes...[Show more]
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