Publications

 

E. Cooper Environmental Consulting publications:

CEC (2017). Sustainable Trade in Parrots: Action Plan for North America. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 52 pp.

CEC (2017). Sustainable Trade in Sharks: Action Plan for North America. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 56 pp.

CEC (2017). Sustainable Trade in Tarantulas: Action Plan for North America. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 52 pp.

CEC (2017). Sustainable Trade in Timber: Action Plan for North America. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 48 pp.

CEC (2017). Sustainable Trade in Turtles and Tortoises: Action Plan for North America. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 60 pp.

CEC (2016). Strengthening Conservation and Sustainable Production of Selected CITES Species in North America. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 154 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2016). Summary of the Conservation Status and Trade in Elephant Ivory, Rhinoceros Horn, Hawksbill Sea Turtle Shell, and Panthera Bone. R. v Cui. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 13 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2016). Current Trade Patterns into Canada Regarding Introduction of Fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 118 pp.

Reuter, A. and Cooper, E.W.T (2016). Legislative or other Controls Concerning the Conservation and Protection of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Selected Range States. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, Canada.  62 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2015). The Dynamics Of Polar Bear Hide Auction Prices And Impact On Polar Bear Hunting. ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. Abstract and poster.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2015). Canadian Trade in Polar Bears from 2005 – 2014. ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. Abstract and presentation.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2015). An Overview of The Conservation Status & State of Knowledge of Select Arctic Species and Multilateral Environmental Frameworks & Legal Instruments of Relevance to Inuit Livelihoods. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Ottawa, Canada. 41 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2015). Morphology Examination Report part 2: Examination of Photographs. R. v Taylor & Taylor. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 4 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2015). Morphology Examination Report part 1: Examination of Specimens. R. v Taylor & Taylor. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 3 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2015). Knotty Problem: Trade in Illegal Forest Products. Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, Canada. 94 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2015). Crooked Timber: Recommendations for Canadian Enforcement Response to Imports of Illegal Wood Products. Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, Canada. 54 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2015). Review and Analysis of Canadian Trade in Polar Bears from 2005 to 2014. Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 64 pp.

TRAFFIC publications:

Shadbolt, T., Cooper, E.W.T. and Ewins, P.J. (2015). Breaking the Ice: International Trade in Narwhals, in the Context of a Changing Arctic. TRAFFIC and WWF. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ISBN: 978-0-9936987-0-5. 115 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2014). Morphology Examination Report. Agency Case # 2012-2013-01-29-001. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 2 pp.

Shadbolt, T., Arnbom, T. and Cooper, E.W.T. (2014). Hauling Out: International Trade and Management of Walrus. TRAFFIC North America and WWF-Canada. Vancouver, B.C. ISBN 978-0-9693730-9-4. 165 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2013). Combating poaching, illegal trade and trafficking of Polar Bear products. International Forum on Conservation of Polar Bears. Moscow, December 4-6, 2013. Abstract and presentation.

Shadbolt, S., York, G. and Cooper, E.W.T. (2012). Icon on ice: international trade and management of polar bears Ursus maritimus. TRAFFIC North America and WWF-Canada. ISBN: 978-0-9693730-6-3. 169 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2012) Development of a Guide to the Identification of Precious and Semi-precious Corals in Commercial Trade. Society for Wildlife Forensic Science. Abstract.

McFarlane, G., Arndt, U. and Cooper, E.W.T. (Eds.) (2012). Proceedings of the First Pacific Shark Workshop, December 13- 15, 2011, Vancouver, Canada. TRAFFIC North America and WWF-Canada. Vancouver. ISBN 978-0-9693730-5-6. 52 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T., Torntore, S.J., Leung, A.S.M, Shadbolt, T. and Dawe, C. (2011). Guide to the Identification of Precious and Semi-precious Corals in Commercial Trade. TRAFFIC North America and WWF-Canada. Vancouver. ISBN 978-0-9693730-3-2. 216 pp.

Leung, A.S.M, Cooper, E.W.T., Shadbolt, T., Skinner, M. (2010). The Use of Hydrogen Peroxide to Alter Black Coral (Antipatharia) for the Purpose of Imitating Gold Coral (Gerardia sp.). Society for Wildlife Forensic Science. Poster.

Ursula Arndt, Camilla Speller, Ernest W.T. Cooper, Angela Leung, Mark Skinner, Dongya Yang (2010). Ancient DNA Analysis of Dried Coral Samples: An Accurate DNA-based Identification of Threatened Species of Support of Wildlife Trade Law Enforcement. Society for Wildlife Forensic Science. Poster.

Arndt, U., Speller, C., Cooper, E.W.T., Skinner, M., Yang, D. (2010). Ancient DNA Analysis of Dried Coral Samples: An Accurate DNA-based Identification of Threatened Species for Support of Wildlife Trade Law Enforcement Needs. American Academy of Forensics Science. Poster.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2009). Development of a Guide to the Identification of Precious Corals. First International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management and Trade, Hong Kong, March 16-20. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2009). Development of a Guide to the Identification of Corallium and other Precious Corals. International Workshop on Red Coral Science, Management, and Trade: Lesson from the Mediterranean, Naples, Italy, September 23-26. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2006). The Kaiser’s Spotted Newt – Traded to the Brink of Extinction. The TRAFFIC Report, Vol.5 No. 1, p: 6.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2006). Trade in the Kaiser’s Spotted Newt (Neurergus kaiseri). Species Action Fund Technical Report. TRAFFIC North America and WWF, Vancouver, B.C.

Cooper, E.W.T. and Shadbolt, T. (2006). An Analysis of the CITES-Reported Illegal Trade in Lynx species and Fur Industry Perceptions in North America and Europe. TRAFFIC North America and World Wildlife Fund, Vancouver, B.C. 76 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. and Chalifour, N. (2004). CITES, Eh? A Review of Canada’s Implementation of CITES Under WAPPRIITA. TRAFFIC North America and WWF, Vancouver, B.C. ISBN 0-89164-173-4. 124 pp.

Lourie, S.A., Foster, S.J., Cooper, E.W.T., and Vincent, A.C.J. (2004). A Guide to the Identification of Seahorses. Project Seahorse and TRAFFIC North America. Washington, D.C.; University of British Columbia and World Wildlife Fund. 114 pp. ISBN 0-89164-169-6. 114 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2003). Enforcement support training by Justice Institute of British Columbia. TRAFFIC Dispatches, No. 20, p: 13.

Expert witness reports:

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2016). Summary of the Conservation Status and Trade in Elephant Ivory, Rhinoceros Horn, Hawksbill Sea Turtle Shell, and Panthera Bone. R. v Cui. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 13 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2015). Morphology Examination Report part 2: Examination of Photographs. R. v Taylor & Taylor. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 4 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2015). Morphology Examination Report part 1: Examination of Specimens. R. v Taylor & Taylor. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 3 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T.  (2014). Morphology Examination Report. Agency Case # 2012-2013-01-29-001. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement. 2 pp.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2001). The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The Status of Musk Deer. R. v. Hang Hing Herbal Medicine Co. Ltd. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2001). The Identification of Musk Deer (Moschus) in the Ingredients of the Traditional Chinese Medicine “CHEN PU HU CHIEN WEN”. R. v. Hang Hing Herbal Medicine Co. Ltd. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2000). The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The International Trade in the plant Saussurea costus. R. v. Kwok Shing Enterprises Ltd. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2000). The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The International Trade in the tree fern, Cibotium. R. v. Uniglobe Import & Export Company Ltd. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (2000). Analytical Authentication of Natural Health Products for the Resolution of Wildlife Trade Concerns. Presented to “Issues in Natural Health Product Analysis” a conference sponsored by BC Research, Vancouver, BC. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1998). The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The Status of the Asian Cobra. R. v. Woods. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1998). The Identification of a Detained Snake Skin.
R. v. Woods. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1998). The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The Status of Crocodiles. R. v. Wing Quon Enterprises Ltd. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1998). The Identification of Reptile Skin Products.
R. v. Lively. (WAPPRIITA). Court Statement.

John Dyck, Ron Graham, and Ernest W. T. Cooper (1998). Retail Inspection Project – Traditional Chinese Medicines. Environment Canada, Vancouver, BC.

Statement of Ernest W. T. Cooper (1997). The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The International Trade in Bear Parts. R. v. Pavlik. (WAPPRIITA).

Statement of Ernest W. T. Cooper (1997). The Monetary Value of Bear Gallbladders used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. R. v. Pavlik. (WAPPRIITA).

Other publications:

Cooper, E.W.T. (1996). Traditional Chinese Medicines. Fifteenth Annual Conference of the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1995). The Good, the Bad and the Imitation”; Field Identification of Traditional Asian Medicines. North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association Wildlife Forensics Seminar. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1995). Take two Geckos and call me in the morning”: Discussion of the Trade in Reptiles used as Ingredients for Traditional Asian Medicines. Second Canadian National Herpetological Symposium on Captive Propagation & Husbandry. Abstract.

Yates, B.C., Dratch, P.A. and Cooper, E.W.T. (1995). Manipulated Genitalia: Evidence of Fraud in the Wildlife Medicinal Trade. Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting. Poster.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1995). Identification of Dyed Snakeskin Using Infrared Light. Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. and Merz, L. (1995). Identification of Raw Asian Medicinals for Enforcement of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species. Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting. Abstract.

Yates, B.C., Dratch, P.A., Espinosa, E.O, Storm, S. and Cooper, E.W.T. (1994). Fraud and Fakery in Trade Items of Zoological Origin: Twentieth Century Ecofacts. Seventh Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1994). CITES and the Herpetoculturist. First Canadian National Herpetological Symposium on Captive Propagation & Husbandry. Abstract.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1994). CITES and the Herpetologist. Eighteenth International Herpetological Symposium. Abstract.

Ishiyama, M., Yoshie, S., Teraki, Y. and Cooper, E.W.T. (1991). Ultrastructure of Pleromin, a Highly Mineralized Tissue Comprising Crystalline Calcium Phosphate Known as Whitlockite, in Holocephalian Tooth Plates. In S. Suga & H. Nakahara (Eds.) Mechanisms and Phylogeny of Mineralization in Biological Systems. Chap. 4.19, Tokyo, Japan.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1991). An Introduction to Rearing Larval Marine Fishes. FAMA, February 1991, pp: 120 -121, 126, 128.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1989). The Skin Trade in Western Canada; Importations of Reptile Products from 1986 to 1989. Thirteenth International Herpetological Symposium. Proceedings pp: 205-214.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1989). Exotic Species Identification by the Vancouver Public Aquarium for CITES Enforcement. Western Regional Conference of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Proceedings pp: 350-357.

Cooper, E.W.T. (1988). An Evaluation of Selco for Improving the Nutritional Value of the Brine Shrimp, Artemia salina. FAMA, April 1988, p: 121.