Journal article

Alien invaders and reptile traders: what drives the live animal trade in South Africa?

NJ van Wilgen, JRU Wilson, J Elith, BA Wintle, DM Richardson

Animal Conservation | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank R. Reed, B. W. van Wilgen and an anonymous reviewer for useful comments on the paper, A. Bauer, for commenting on species lists and taxonomy, and E. Baard, N. Bam, D. Hignett, S. Hughes, L. Lotter, D. Paulse, L. Swart and several others who asked to remain anonymous, for giving of their time for interviews regarding permitting as well as I. du Plessis (Johannesburg Zoo) for comments on species traits and abundance, A. Naude (Transvaal Herpetological Society) for providing estimates of species abundance, and R. Potts and A. Potts for help in data collection. Financial support for this work came from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis, the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, the Wilhelm Frank Bursary Fund, Cape Action for People and the Environment, and the Hans Sigrist Foundation.