The trade in wildlife –that is animals and plants- is a truly global enterprise, and one that can have dramatic impacts on populations, species and whole ecosystems. I regularly visit wildlife markets, where animals and plants are openly traded, traders, middlemen and collectors, with the aim of gaining a greater insight in the impacts trade has on the conservation of imperilled species. While the results of my research are regularly published in scientific journals I also have published, and hopefully continue to publish, these results in (peer-reviewed) reports for TRAFFIC, the global wildlife trade network (these can be found under ‘commissioned reports’).
Phelps J, Webb EL, Bickford D, Nijman V, Sodhi NS 2010. Boosting CITES. Science 330: 1752-1753
Nekaris KAI, Starr CR, Shepherd CR, Nijman V 2010. Revealing culturally-specific patterns in wildlife trade via an ethnoprimatological approach: a case study of slender and slow lorises (Loris and Nycticebus) in South and Southeast Asia. American Journal of Primatology 72: 877-886.
Nijman V. 2010. An overview of the international wildlife trade from Southeast Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 1101-1114
Nijman V, Shepherd CR, van Balen S. 2009. Declaration of the Javan hawk-eagle as Indonesia’s National Rare Animal impedes conservation of the species. Oryx 43(1): 122-128.
Nijman V, Shepherd CR 2009. Wildlife trade from ASEAN to the EU: Issues with the trade in captive-bred reptiles from Indonesia. TRAFFIC Europe Report for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
Shepherd CR, Nijman V 2008. Elephant and ivory trade in Myanmar. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur