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Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests

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1. Hunting for the Snark, by Elizabeth L. Bennett and John G. Robinson I: Biological Limits to Sustainability 2. Carrying Capacity Limits to Sustainable Hunting in Tropical Forests, by John G. Robinson and Elizabeth L. Bennett 3. Evaluating the Impact and Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting at Multiple Amazonian Forest Sites, by Carlos A. Peres 4. The Sustainability of Current Hunting Practices by the Huaorani, by Patricio Mena V., Jody R. Stallings, Jhanira Regalado B. and Ruben Cueva L. 5. Sustainability of Ach Hunting in the Mbaracayu Reserve, Paraguay, by Kim Hill and Jonathan Pad 6. Impact of Sustainability of Indigenous Hunting in the Ituri Forest, Congo-Zaire: A Comparison of Unhunted and Hunted Duiker Populations, by John A. Har 7. Threatened Mammals, Subsistence Harvesting, and High Human Population Densities: A Recipe for Disaster?, by Clare D. FitzGibbon, Hezron Mogaka, and John H. Fanshawe 8. Hunted Animals in Bioko Island, West Africa: Sustainability and Future, by John E. Fa 9. Differential Vulnerability of Large Birds and Mammals to Hunting in North Sulawesi, by Timothy G. O'Brien and Margaret F. Ki 10. The Impact of Traditional Subsistence Hunting and Trapping on Prey Populations: Data from Wana Horticulturalists of Upland Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, by Michael Alvard II: Sociocultural Context Influencing Sustainability 11. A Pound of Flesh: Social Change and Modernization as Factors in Hunting Sustainability Among Neootropical Indigenous Societie, by Allyn MacLean Stearman 12. Wildlife Conservation and Game Harvest by Maya Hunters in Quintana Roo, Mexico, by Jeffrey P. Jorgenson 13. The Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting by the Sirion Indians of Bolivia, by Wendy R. Townsend 14. Cable Snares and Nets in the Central African Republic, by Andrew Noss 15. Saving Borneo's Bacon: The Sustainability of Hunting in Sarawak and Sabah, by Elizabeth L. Bennett, Adrian J. Nyaoi, and Jephte Sompud 16. Agta Hunting and Sustainability of Resource Use in Northeastern Luzon, Philippines, by P. Bion Griffin and Marcus B. Griffin III: Institutional Capacity for Management 17. Hunting for an Answer: Is Local Hunting Compatible with Large Mammal Conservation in India?, by M. D. Madhusudan and K. Ullas Karanth 18. Enhancing the Sustainability of Duiker Hunting Through Community Participation and Controlled Access in the LobCkC Region of Southeastern Cameroon, by Cheryl Fimbel, Bryan Curran, and Leonard Usongo 19. Traditional Management of Hunting in a Xavante Community in Central Brazil: The Search for Sustainability, by Frans J. Leeuwenberg and John G. Robinson 20. Community-Based Comanagement of Wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon, by Richard Bodmer and Pablo E. Puertas IV: Economic Influences on Sustainability 21. Wildlife Use in Northern Congo: Hunting in a Commercial Logging Concession, by Philippe, Auzel and David S. Wilkie 22. Socioeconomics and the Sustainability of Hunting in the Forests of Northern Congo (Brazzaville), by Heather E. Eves and Richard G. Ruggiero 23. Impact of Subsistence Hunting in North Sulawesi Indonesia, and Conservation Options,, by Rob J. Lee 24. The Trade in Wildlife in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, by Lynn Clayton and E. J. Milner-Gulland V: Synthesis 25. Hunting for Sustainability: The Start of a Synthesis, by Elizabeth L. Bennett and John G. Robinson

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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? This book addresses these questions.

About the Author

John Robinson is Vice President and Director of International Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society and is the editor, with K. H. Redford, of Neotropical Wildlife Use and Conservation. He has written extensively on tropical forest conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.Elizabeth Bennett is Senior Conservation Zoologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and is the author of more than fifty scientific and popular articles on wildlife and conservation in Malaysia. Her writings include The Natural History of Orang-Utan and, with F. Gombek, Proboscis Monkeys of Borneo.


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

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