A framework for assessing impacts of wild meat hunting practices in the tropics

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Title: A framework for assessing impacts of wild meat hunting practices in the tropics
Authors: Dobson, ADM
Milner-Gulland, EJ
Ingram, DJ
Keane, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Terrestrial wildlife is being hunted for consumption by humans in the tropics at an unprecedented rate, and the often unsustainable nature of this harvest has profound implications not only for biodiversity and ecosystem function, but also for human livelihoods. Whilst the nature and impacts of this practice have been studied in numerous contexts and localities, a comprehensive treatment of the social, economic, and environmental determinants of both hunter decision-making and hunting outcomes has been lacking. In this review we discuss influences of hunting methods and effort on the types of animals caught, the efficiency of harvest, and the implications of these factors for sustainability. We highlight gaps in current understanding, and identify the most important data requirements. Our approach provides a framework for the design of future studies into wild meat hunting and its impacts, promoting the efficient targeting of priority areas of research.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/72870
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-019-0075-6
ISSN: 0300-7839
Publisher: SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS
Start Page: 449
End Page: 464
Journal / Book Title: HUMAN ECOLOGY
Volume: 47
Issue: 3
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Anthropology
Environmental Studies
Sociology
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Wild meat
Bushmeat
Defaunation
Sustainable harvest
Snaring
Biodiversity
Human hunting
Africa
Amazonia, Southeast Asia
SERENGETI NATIONAL-PARK
BUSHMEAT HUNTERS
LAW-ENFORCEMENT
BIOKO ISLAND
ILLEGAL EXPLOITATION
LUANGWA-VALLEY
POACHING PAYS
LARGE MAMMALS
PREY CHOICE
CONSERVATION
Ecology
Publication Status: Published
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