Wildlife harvesting is a thriving global phenomenon that has received substantial attention from conservation biologists and policy makers. Compounded by loss of natural habitats, climate change, disease and human over-exploitation may lead to the decline and extinction of species. The harvesting of reptiles and amphibians from the wild is an especially relevant issue to the herpetofauna of Southeast Asia.
- Delimit the population boundaries of species common in the animal trade.
- Determine the population of origin of animals from the wildlife trade.
- Determine the relative impact of the wildlife trade on distinct population of reptiles and amphibians
- Establish a new molecular laboratory at the University of Brawijaya