363 lecture 28-2008, biodiversity management

363 lecture 28-2008, biodiversity management - 1 U.S...

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Unformatted text preview: 1- U.S. Wildlife Consumption - Assessing & reducing the impact on high conservation priority regions:AmazonCongo Basin MekongWWF - USTamara Withers, April 20072The ProblemBackground MethodologyResultsConclusionsRecommendationsSignificance & ImplicationsPresentationOutlineWWF - US3The Problem •2ndlargest threat to species after habitat destruction•Species populations decline 40% (1970-2000)•The U.S. is the largest consumerof wildlife products, many unsustainably harvested from regions of high biodiversity.•Unsustainable tradeWWF - US4Background Background: •The U.S. and wildlife trade •Current approaches to problem •Historic NGO-Private sector partnerships •TRAFFICWWF - US5Background Goals: •Analyze volumeand scopeof trade data•Conduct trade commodity analyses•Identify industries•Developrecommendationsfor working withindustry to minimize the impact of such tradeWWF - US6Background WWF - USUltimate Goal:Reduce U.S. footprintby making trade more sustainable.7MethodologyData Analysis -U.S Fish and Wildlife Service - LEMIS Study parameters:3 regions5 years: 2001 - 2005Source: wild, ranched, unknown1.Aggregate data by region 2.Determine conservation status with CITES and IUCN3.Analyzed business information 4.Identify industries based on data analyses 5.Trade commodity analyses for 14 species6.Recommendations 8Industry and Taxa Overview IndustryTaxaExotic Pets:BoaFishParrotsLeather:CaimanPeccaryFood:ConchOrnamental:ButterfliesWWF - US9Industry and Taxa Overview IndustryTaxaExotic Pets:BoaFishParrotsLeather:CaimanPeccaryFood:ConchOrnamental:ButterfliesIndustryTaxaExotic Pets:ChameleonFishLeather:Nile monitorOrnamental:ButterfliesWWF - US10Industry and Taxa Overview IndustryTaxaExotic Pets:BoaFishParrotsLeather:CaimanPeccaryFood:ConchOrnamental:ButterfliesIndustryTaxaExotic Pets:PythonFishLeather:PythonFood:BullfrogsBiomedical:PrimatesOrnamental:ButterfliesIndustryTaxaExotic Pets:ChameleonFishLeather:Nile monitorOrnamental:ButterfliesWWF - US11The ProblemBackground MethodologyResultsConclusionsRecommendationsSignificance & ImplicationsPresentationOutlineWWF - US12Results Overall: •Over 273 million wildlife shipments•Industries: Leather, Pet, Ornamental, Food, Biomedical•Origin: Mekong•Transport: Air•Purpose: Commercial •Description: Live •Trade Route•Export/Import13Industry: Leather Fast Facts:•2 million items•23,000 shipments•Origin:Mekong & Amazon: 80%•Taxa:Reptiles: 60%•Description:Shoes & small leather products•Trade route via Europe14Industry: Leather Caiman42%Other17%Rat snake14%Stingray11%Peccary4%Nile monitor7%Python4%Taxa Breakdown of Leather Imports(by Shipments)15Industry: Leather Caiman42%Other17%Rat snake14%Stingray11%Peccary4%Nile monitor7%Python4%Taxa Breakdown of Leather Imports(by Shipments)U.S BusinessPercentPrada38%Dolce & Gabbana23%Gucci20%Main Companies Involved16Industry: Leather Caiman42%Other17%Rat snake14%Stingray11%Peccary4%Nile monitor7%...
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