Survey data on giant salamander protective legislation from county-level government fishery bureau officials in China (2013-2016)
datasetposted on 2021-01-04, 14:58 authored by Samuel Turvey, Shu Chen, Benjamin Tapley, Zhiqiang Liang, Gang Wei, Jian Yang, Wang Jie, Minyao Wu, Jay Redbond, Thomas Brown, Andrew Cunningham
Data from interviews with county-level government fishery bureau officials in 115 counties across 10 provinces in China (2013-2016). Data include information on local legislation and enforcement of Chinese giant salamander conservation legislation, reports of illegal poaching or trading of giant salamanders, permits to collect wild giant salamanders, and numbers of licensed giant salamander farms under their jurisdiction.
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.