Janssen and Shepherd – 2019 – Trade in endangered and Critically Endangered Japanese herpetofauna

Abstract: Rare or newly discovered species are attractive targets for poaching as they often command a high value in the international market. Endemic species often have a very restricted range, making them extremely vulnerable to stochastic events and human activities, including poaching. Previous studies have shown that several species endemic to the Nansei Islands in Japan are available in theĀ  …