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Survival or Extinction? How to Save Elephants and Rhinos

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By: Vivien Bridget Martin(Author)
582 pages, 24 colour photos and illustrations, 1 b/w illustration
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Written with passion for anyone interested in seeing an end to the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn, Survival or Extinction? 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.

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

PART I: CAST OF 'CHARACTERS'
Chapter 2: The Animals: Elephants, Rhinos and People

PART II: THE LAW
Chapter 3: CITES and the CBD
Chapter 4: Sustainable Use: golden thread or fool's gold?

PART III: THE COMMODITIES
Chapter 5: Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn
Chapter 6: The Products, their Retail Outlets, their Sellers and their Buyers

PART IV: POACHING AND SMUGGLING
Chapter 7: Poaching and its Consequences
Chapter 8: The Survivors
Chapter 9: Smugglers and Smuggling Routes

PART V: THE ONE-OFF SALES OF ELEPHANT IVORY
Chapter 10: The One-off Sales of Elephant Ivory and their Aftermath

PART VI: SURVEYING THE IVORY MARKETS
Chapter 11: The Confusing Nature of Ivory Markets
Chapter 12: Researchers and their Methodology
Chapter 13: Markets in Africa
Chapter 14: Markets in Southeast Asia
Chapter 15: Markets in the United States of America
Chapter 16: Markets in the UK

PART VII: ILLEGAL TRADING IN RHINO HORN
Chapter 17: The History of Rhinoceros Listing on CITES
Chapter 18: The Illegal Trade in Rhino Horn

PART VIII: OTHER PROBLEMS REVEALED
Chapter 19: In Which We Meet Our First Organized Crime Gang and The Law is Changed
Chapter 20: Organized Crime
Chapter 21: Rebel Militia and `Blood Ivory'
Chapter 22: The Internet
Chapter 23: Religious Ivory
Chapter 24: Bribery and Corruption

PART IX: ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 25: The Enforcers
Chapter 26: Seizures and arrests
Chapter 27: Evidence
Chapter 28: Prosecutions
Chapter 29: Technology to the Rescue

PART X: IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS
Chapter 30: The London Conference and what followed
Chapter 31: CoP16
Chapter 32: Updates on Some Countries
Chapter 33: Rhino Trophy Hunting in South Africa

PART XI: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Chapter 34: Research
Chapter 35: Education

PART XII: SUSTAINABLE USE
Chapter 36: The CBD Re-visited
Chapter 37: Sustainable Use: Contentious Issues

PART XIII: SEEDS OF HOPE
Chapter 38: People
Chapter 39: Countries
Chapter 40: Zoos, ecosystems and translocations

PART XIV: TOWARDS A RESOLUTION
Chapter 41: Last Chance to Save
Chapter 42: Living Together: Resolutions to Human-elephant Conflict and Other Problems
Chapter 43: Working Together Creates People Power
Chapter 44: Survival or Extinction?

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Biography

Bridget Martin is Senior Lecturer in Law Emeritus at Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire. Having a passion for the natural environment, Bridget spent many happy years teaching Wildlife Law and Environmental Law to students from a number of disciplines. She has also written many articles on the protection of wildlife. Survival or Extinction? began as an article, but grew, and grew, until it eventually morphed into a book.

New
By: Vivien Bridget Martin(Author)
582 pages, 24 colour photos and illustrations, 1 b/w illustration
Publisher: Springer Nature
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