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Reference: Rosie Cooney and Paul Jepson, (2006). The international wild bird trade: what's wrong with blanket bans?. Oryx, 40 (1), 18-23.

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Title: The international wild bird trade: what's wrong with blanket bans?

Abstract: In response to a declaration in 2004 from a coalition of conservation and animal welfare organizations to ban imports of wild birds into the European Union, we propose that such blanket bans or indiscriminate bans are unlikely to be effective as a generic conservation approach to the wild bird trade. We further argue that such trade bans, particularly when imposed by Northern constituencies on Southern countries and communities, can act counter to broader values of equity and sustainable development. Here we draw attention to a range of problems and unforseen consequences of trade bans and highlight the conservation potential of market-led mechanisms that seek to reform trade chains to make them more ethical and sustainable. We contend that it is time for conservation scientists to critically examine the evidence concerning the efficacy of these two strategies as they relate to the trade in wild birds.

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Peer Review status:Peer reviewed
Version:Publisher's version
Notes:Citation: Cooney, R. & Jepson, P. (2006). 'The international wild bird trade: what's wrong with blanket bans?', Oryx 40(1), 18-23. [Available at http://www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ORX].
About The Authors
institutionFauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK
institutionUniversity of Oxford
facultySocial Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
researchGroupBiodiversity research cluster
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Bibliographic Details
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Website: http://www.cambridge.org/
Host: Oryx see more from them
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Extent: 18-23
Issue Date: 2006-January
Copyright Date: 2006
Issn: 0030-6053
Eissn: 1365-3008
Urn: uuid:4b4487d6-6564-4fc6-9a60-0559eb4ac532
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Type: Article: post-print;
Language: en
Version: Publisher's version
Member of collection : ora:articles
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Copyright Holder: Fauna & Flora International
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