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dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Benjamin Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorStrine, Colin Ten_UK
dc.contributor.authorFukushima, Caroline Sen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Pedroen_UK
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Michael Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Alice Cen_UK
dc.description.abstractWildlife trade is a major driver of biodiversity loss, yet whilst the impacts of trade in some species are relatively well-known, some taxa, such as many invertebrates are often overlooked. Here we explore global patterns of trade in the arachnids, and detected 1,264 species from 66 families and 371 genera in trade. Trade in these groups exceeds millions of individuals, with 67% coming directly from the wild, and up to 99% of individuals in some genera. For popular taxa, such as tarantulas up to 50% are in trade, including 25% of species described since 2000. CITES only covers 30 (2%) of the species potentially traded. We mapped the percentage and number of species native to each country in trade. To enable sustainable trade, better data on species distributions and better conservation status assessments are needed. The disparity between trade data sources highlights the need to expand monitoring if impacts on wild populations are to be accurately gauged and the impacts of trade minimised.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_UK
dc.relationMarshall BM, Strine CT, Fukushima CS, Cardoso P, Orr MC & Hughes AC (2022) Searching the web builds fuller picture of arachnid trade. Communications Biology, 5 (1), Art. No.: 448.
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dc.subjectGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciencesen_UK
dc.subjectGeneral Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biologyen_UK
dc.subjectMedicine (miscellaneous)en_UK
dc.titleSearching the web builds fuller picture of arachnid tradeen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleCommunications Biologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSuranaree University of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSuranaree University of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Helsinkien_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Helsinkien_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationChinese Academy of Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Hong Kongen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMarshall, Benjamin M|0000-0001-9554-0605en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStrine, Colin T|0000-0001-5614-292Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorFukushima, Caroline S|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCardoso, Pedro|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorOrr, Michael C|0000-0002-9096-3008en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHughes, Alice C|0000-0002-0675-7552en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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