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
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
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.
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