Field Survey

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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