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Response - Ivory crisis


Biggs, D and Smith, RJ and Adams, VM and Brink, H and Cook, CN and Cooney, R and Holden, MH and Maron, M and Phelps, J and Possingham, HP and Redford, KH and Scholes, RJ and Sutherland, WJ and Underwood, FM and Milner-Gulland, EJ, Response - Ivory crisis, Science, 360, (6386) pp. 277. ISSN 1095-9203 (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1126/science.aat1596


Sekar et al. argue that there is unequivocal evidence that ivory trade bans are necessary for conserving elephants, and that a growing consensus removes the need to consider or incorporate alternative values in this debate. In doing so, they overlook relevant literature [e.g., (13)] and do not account for marginalized voices from key range states (4). Their response illustrates why the current impasse is unlikely to be resolved without a new structured process, underpinned by recognition that interpretation of scientific information on both sides of any contentious debate is influenced by values (5, 6).

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Adams, VM (Dr Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:141907
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-12-01
Last Modified:2020-12-01

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