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Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests : Biology and Resource Management - John G. Robinson

Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests

Biology and Resource Management

Paperback Published: 8th February 2000
ISBN: 9780231109772
Number Of Pages: 1000
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Throughout the world people are concerned about the demise of tropical forests and their wildlife. Hunting by forest-dwelling people has a dramatic effect on wildlife in many tropical forests, frequently driving species to local extinction, with devastating implications for other species and the health of the forests themselves. But wildlife is an important source of protein and cash for rural peoples. Can hunting be managed to conserve biological communities while meeting human needs? Are hunting rates as practiced by tropical forest peoples sustainable? If not, what are the biological, social, and cultural implications of this failure? Answering these questions is ever more important as national and international agencies seek to integrate the development of local peoples with the conservation of tropical forest systems and species.

This book presents a wide array of studies that examine the sustainability of hunting as practiced by rural peoples. Comprising work by both biological and social scientists, "Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests" provides a balanced viewpoint on the ecological and human aspects of this hunting. The first section examines the effects of hunting on wildlife in tropical forests throughout the world. The next section looks at the importance of hunting to local communities. The third section looks at institutional challenges of resource management, while the fourth draws on economic perspectives to understand both hunting and sustainability. A final section provides synthesis and summary of the factors that influence sustainability and the implications for management.

Drawing on examples from Ecuador to Congo-Zaire to Sulawesi, "Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests" will be a valuable resource to policymakers, conservation organizations, and students and scholars of biology, ecology, and anthropology.

Industry Reviews

A timely and important book, as anyone knows who has travelled to the tropics. Northeastern Naturalist For those interested in 'sustainable use' as something more than a conservation catchphrase, Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests is a must read. It is a welcome contribution to what is currently a small body of literature detailing the implementation of sustainable use in practice. -- Lisa M. Campbell Environments Quite simply, Rudel's book is a work of outstanding scholarship...This book will be indispensable reading for anyone concerned with the fate and management of the world's imperilled tropical forests. -- William F. Laurance, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Environmental Conservation

Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xix
Hunting for the Snarkp. 1
Biological Limits to Sustainability
Carrying Capacity Limits to Sustainable Hunting in Tropical Forestsp. 13
Evaluating the Impact and Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting at Multiple Amazonian Forest Sitesp. 31
The Sustainability of Current Hunting Practices by the Huaoranip. 57
Sustainability of Ache Hunting in the Mbaracayu Reserve, Paraguayp. 79
Impact and Sustainability of Indigenous Hunting in the Ituri Forest, Congo-Zaire: A Comparison of Unhunted and Hunted Duiker Populationsp. 106
Threatened Mammals, Subsistence Harvesting, and High Human Population Densities: A Recipe for Disaster?p. 154
Hunted Animals in Bioko Island, West Africa: Sustainability and Futurep. 168
Differential Vulnerability of Large Birds and Mammals to Hunting in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the Outlook for the Futurep. 199
The Impact of Traditional Subsistence Hunting and Trapping on Prey Populations: Data from Wana Horticulturalists of Upland Central Sulawesi, Indonesiap. 214
Sociocultural Context Influencing Sustainability
A Pound of Flesh: Social Change and Modernization as Factors in Hunting Sustainability Among Neotropical Indigenous Societiesp. 233
Wildlife Conservation and Game Harvest by Maya Hunters in Quintana Roo, Mexicop. 251
The Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting by the Siriono Indians of Boliviap. 267
Cable Snares and Nets in the Central African Republicp. 282
Saving Borneo's Bacon: The Sustainability of Hunting in Sarawak and Sabahp. 305
Agta Hunting and Sustainability of Resource Use in Northeastern Luzon, Philippinesp. 325
Institutional Capacity for Management
Hunting for an Answer: Is Local Hunting Compatible with Large Mammal Conservation in India?p. 339
Enhancing the Sustainability of Duiker Hunting Through Community Participation and Controlled Access in the Lobeke Region of Southeastern Cameroonp. 356
Traditional Management of Hunting in a Xavante Community in Central Brazil: The Search for Sustainabilityp. 375
Community-Based Comanagement of Wildlife in the Peruvian Amazonp. 395
Economic Influences on Sustainability
Wildlife Use in Northern Congo: Hunting in a Commercial Logging Concessionp. 413
Socioeconomics and the Sustainability of Hunting in the Forests of Northern Congo (Brazzaville)p. 427
Impact of Subsistence Hunting in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, and Conservation Optionsp. 455
The Trade in Wildlife in North Sulawesi, Indonesiap. 473
Hunting for Sustainability: The Start of a Synthesisp. 499
Calculating Maximum Sustainable Harvests and Percentage Offtakesp. 521
Referencesp. 525
Indexp. 573
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ISBN: 9780231109772
ISBN-10: 0231109776
Series: Biology and Resource Management
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1000
Published: 8th February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.38 x 17.83  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.0