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Author (up) Braden, K. url  doi
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  Title Illegal recreational hunting in Russia: the role of social norms and elite violators Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Eurasian Geography and Economics Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Russia; hunting; poaching; wildlife crime; power elite  
  Abstract Poaching in Russia has been reported to be of catastrophic proportions and threatens

maintenance of biodiversity. Management of game species has stabilized some numbers,

but both endangered species listed in the Russian Red Book and animals traditionally

viewed as hunting prey are diminishing in some regions. Rank-and-file

hunters, increasingly shut off from access to hunting grounds, have expressed a negative

reaction to new hunting regulations adopted by the Russian government in 2012.

While high-profile poaching incidents by so-called “VIP hunters” do not apparently

make up a large portion of cases, the symbolism of the alleged crimes has a derogatory

impact on ordinary hunters because lawlessness is reinforced by perceptions of

impunity for elite poachers.
 
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