'Inordinate fondness': a threat to beetles in south east Asia?

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:T. R. New
Journal:Journal of Insect Conservation
Type of Article:point of view
Keywords:COLEOPTERA, Habitat conservation, Hybridisation, Insect trade, Lucanidae, Species management

A recent report on trade in stag beetles and rhinoceros beetles in Japan highlights a number of issues of considerable importance for beetle conservation resulting from such trade over much of south east Asia. The popularity of these beetles has both positive and negative effects, and there is need for more effective control and monitoring of this trade to enhance positive values and reduce likely harm to species and habitats.

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