Drivers of the live pet trade in Australian reptiles

  • Cassey, Phill (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Tingley, Reid (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Measey, John (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Prowse, Thomas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lockwood, Julie (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to understand the complex trade in live Australian reptiles. The global pet trade is a major threat to biodiversity. This project expects to generate critical new knowledge for combatting the current and future illegal
trade in Australian wildlife. Using surveillance of domestic and overseas online markets, and innovative statistical and simulation-based approaches to inform conservation decision-making, the expected outcomes of this project
include an enhanced capacity to conserve native species and to monitor and disrupt the complex illegal wildlife trade. This should provide significant benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation and safeguarding Australia’s unique and ecologically important native reptile species.
Effective start/end date30/08/2129/08/24