Mixed-method approaches to understanding crop damage and subsistence hunting in the Brazilian Amazon - Mark Abrahams

11 November 2020, 1.00 PM - 11 November 2020, 3.00 PM

Mark Abrahams


Millions of people in the rural tropics rely on semi-subsistence agriculture and as a primary livelihood. Wild animals in such regions often cause crop damage and are in turn hunted.

These interactions are widely labelled "human-wildlife conflict" and "bushmeat hunting", and conceptualised as problematic for human development and/or wildlife conservation.

Quantification of livelihood impacts and hunting pressure, and more thorough exploration of human attitudes and motivations, are however still lacking, especially in the neotropics.

In this talk I will outline some research undertaken in the Brazilian Amazon, using camera traps, interviews, GPS data loggers and spatial analyses, to attempt to elucidate these human-wildlife interactions. 

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