Reptiles sold as traditional medicine in Xipamanine and Xiquelene Markets (Maputo, Mozambique).

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dc.contributor.author Williams, V.L.
dc.contributor.author Moshoeu, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Alexander, G.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T14:07:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T14:07:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07
dc.identifier.citation Williams, V.L., Moshoeu, T.J. and Alexander, G.J. 2016. Reptiles sold as traditional medicine in Xipamanine and Xiquelene Markets (Maputo, Mozambique). South African Journal of Science 112 (7/8), pp. 1-9. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-7489 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21088
dc.description.abstract Zootherapy plays a role in healing practices in Mozambican society. Although several studies have focused on ethnobotany and traditional medicine in the country, little research has been conducted on the use of reptiles in zootherapy. The aim of this study was therefore to fill this gap by assessing the reptile species traded for traditional medicine in the Xipamanine and Xiquelene Markets in Maputo, Mozambique. We found that few reptile species are traded domestically for traditional medicine and that their use appears to be in decline in Mozambique. Our findings also suggest that the domestic trade of reptiles for traditional medicines in Maputo markets is unlikely to have a significant impact on the conservation of reptiles in Mozambique. However, we suggest that international trade with South Africa is likely having a larger impact, given observations of Mozambican nationals selling a diverse range of fauna in urban traditional medicine markets in Johannesburg and Durban. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Author(s). Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. en_ZA
dc.subject Crocodylus en_ZA
dc.subject Ethnoherpetology en_ZA
dc.subject Python en_ZA
dc.subject Wildlife trade en_ZA
dc.subject Zootherapy en_ZA
dc.title Reptiles sold as traditional medicine in Xipamanine and Xiquelene Markets (Maputo, Mozambique). en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 112 en_ZA
dc.journal.title South African Journal of Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian SP2016 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi 10.17159/sajs.2016/20150416 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 7/8 en_ZA


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