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Survey data on giant salamander consumption by members of the general public in three Chinese urban centres (2013-2016)

posted on 04.01.2021, 14:59 by Samuel Turvey, Shu Chen, Benjamin Tapley, Zhiqiang Liang, Gang Wei, Jian Yang, Wang Jie, Minyao Wu, Jay Redbond, Thomas Brown, Andrew Cunningham
Interview data for 835 respondents interviewed randomly in three Chinese provincial capital cities (Guiyang, Kunming, Xi’an; 2013-2016). Respondents represent potential end-consumers of giant salamanders; data include levels of giant salamander consumption across respondents’ wider urban social networks, and reasons why they might want to eat giant salamander.

Project design was approved by the Zoological Society of London’s ethics committee (ref. WLE569), and by provincial-level Chinese government bodies in all provinces where fieldwork was conducted.


Darwin Initiative (Project No. 19-003)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (31360144, 31860600)

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme