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Biodiversity and Conservation

, Volume 28, Issue 11, pp 3045–3050 | Cite as

Recreational hunting and the use of non-selective traps for population control of feral pigs in Brazil

  • William Douglas CarvalhoEmail author
  • Karen Mustin
  • Jéssica Silva Paulino
  • Cristina Harumi Adania
  • Luís Miguel Rosalino
Letter to the Editor

Recreational hunting of feral pigs in Brazil

Managing wildlife populations is a complex task due to the multiple ecological links established both between ecosystem components and with human activities such as agriculture. Management of non-native species, or native species when populations reach excessive numbers, often includes lethal control methods (Verdade et al. 2014), and recreational hunting is sometimes suggested as a method for population control of exotic species (e.g., Nugent 1988; Zivin et al. 2000; Quirós-Fernández et al. 2017; Rosa et al. 2018). Specifically in Brazil, while hunting of wild animals is prohibited by law (Law no. 5.197/1967—http://www.camara.gov.br/sileg/integras/487615.pdf), since 2013 hunting of feral pigs is permitted as a method of population control (NI 03/2013, http://www.ibama.gov.br/legislacao/javali). This was prompted in large part because the species has caused huge damages to rural producers, and affected biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Brasileiro para Conservação dos Felinos Neotropicais, Associação Mata CiliarJundiaíBrazil
  2. 2.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade TropicalUniversidade Federal do AmapáMacapáBrazil
  3. 3.Programa de Pós-Gradução em Biologia Animal, Departamento de Ecologia, Zoologia e Genética, Instituto de BiologiaUniversidade Federal de PelotasPelotasBrazil
  4. 4.CESAM & Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal

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