A new look at the Himalayan fur trade Article

Heinen, JT, Leisure, B. (1993). A new look at the Himalayan fur trade . ORYX, 27(4), 231-238. 10.1017/S0030605300028143

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  • Heinen, JT; Leisure, B



  • In late December 1991 and January 1992 the authors surveyed tourist shops selling fur and other animal products in Kathmandu, Nepal. Comparing the results with A study conducted 3 years earlier showed that the number of shops had increased, but indirect evidence suggested that the demand for their products may have decreased. There was still substantial trade in furs, most of which appeared to have come from India, including furs from species that are protected in India and Nepal. While both Nepali and Indian conservation legislation are adequate to control the illegal wildlife trade, there are problems in implementation: Co-ordination between the two countries, as well as greater law enforcement within each country, are needed. © 1993, Fauna and Flora International. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • October 1, 1993

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  • 231

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  • 238


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