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A socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, Northeast India

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India has been identified as a source country for the illegal international trade in endangered pangolins, “scaly mammalian anteaters”, widely considered as the “world’s most trafficked mammal”. In this study, we investigated the involvement of hunters belonging principally to three locally prominent tribes (Biate, Dimasa and Karbi) in Assam State, Northeast India. Based on the results of interviews with 141 individuals, we conclude that all three tribal groups engaged in pangolin hunting bet...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3897/natureconservation.30.27379

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Pensoft Publishers Publisher's website
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Nature Conservation Journal website
Volume:
30
Pages:
83-105
Publication date:
2018-12-03
Acceptance date:
2018-10-12
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EISSN:
1314-3301
ISSN:
1314-6947
Pubs id:
pubs:938730
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uri:19aa64a2-85dd-479e-9362-eb874372d435
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uuid:19aa64a2-85dd-479e-9362-eb874372d435
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pubs:938730

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