Hunting sustainability within two eastern Amazon Extractive Reserves

de Paula, Milton José, Carvalho, Elildo A. R., Lopes, Cintia Karoline Manos, Sousa, Reysane de Alencar, Maciel, Emerson Luiz Pereira, Wariss, Manoela, Barboza, Rafael Sá Leitão, Braga, Francisco Chen de Araújo, Félix-Silva, Daniely, Peres, Carlos A. ORCID: and Pezzuti, Juarez C.B. (2022) Hunting sustainability within two eastern Amazon Extractive Reserves. Environmental Conservation, 49 (2). pp. 90-98. ISSN 0376-8929

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Subsistence hunting provides an important food source for rural populations in tropical forests but can lead to wildlife depletion. Management of wildlife resources depends on assessments of hunting sustainability. We assessed the sustainability of subsistence hunting in two Amazonian Extractive Reserves. We examined hunting data from a community-based monitoring programme conducted in 30 communities during 63 consecutive months to address temporal trends in hunting yields in terms of catch per unit of effort of all game species and the six most hunted species. We also assessed the prey profiles across different communities. Game species composition did not differ between monitored communities, and the most hunted species were Tayassu pecari, large cracids, Cuniculus paca, Mazama spp., Tapirus terrestris and Pecari tajacu. Catch per unit of effort was stable for all game species and each of the most hunted species, indicating that hunting was generally sustainable. These findings reflect the exceptionally low human population density and continuous forest cover of the study landscape, and long-term hunting sustainability and local protein acquisition will depend on maintaining these social and environmental settings. The results also show that large Sustainable Use Protected Areas can help foster sustainable game management and should thus be included in public policies.

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Additional Information: CORRIGENDUM: A corrigendum to this article has been published and is available at: Environmental Conservation, Volume 49, Issue 3, September 2022, pp. 195 - 197. DOI: In the original publication of this article, the indications of communities were missing from Figure 1. The corrected fig Funding Information: The study was conducted under licence SISBIO 17323-3. The study was conducted as part of the National Biodiversity Monitoring Program of Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (Programa Monitora) and was funded by Programa Áreas Protegidas da Amazônia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: community-based research,game fauna,protect areas,subsistence hunting,water science and technology,pollution,nature and landscape conservation,management, monitoring, policy and law,health, toxicology and mutagenesis ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2312
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2023 14:52
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2023 08:30
DOI: 10.1017/S0376892922000145

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