Techniques to Evaluate Hunting Sustainability

  • Leonardo da Silva Chaves
  • Christini Barbosa Caselli
  • André Luiz Borba Nascimento
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
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Hunting is an activity historically practiced by human populations in all regions of the planet. Currently, its impact on wild species populations has led to growing concerns about the consequences of the loss of wildlife biodiversity, especially in tropical forests, raising questions about the limits of its sustainability. In this chapter, we indicate the main protocols used in research to evaluate the impact of hunting on the populations of target animals, emphasizing their principles, describing their application and, finally, discussing how to make inferences about the sustainability of hunting activities.

Key words

Hunt Conservation Model Bushmeat Ethnozoology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo da Silva Chaves
    • 1
  • Christini Barbosa Caselli
    • 2
  • André Luiz Borba Nascimento
    • 3
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Post-graduation Program of Ethnobiology and Nature ConservationUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Laboratório de Ecologia e Evolução de Sistemas Socioecológicos, Department of BotanyUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversidade Estadual da ParaíbaCampina GrandeBrazil

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