Hunting in French Guiana Across Time, Space and Livelihoods

Type Article
Date 2019-08
Language English
Author(s) Richard-Hansen Cecile1, Davy Damien2, Longin Guillaume3, Gaillard Laurent1, Renoux François4, Grenand Pierre5, Rinaldo Raphaëlle3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage - UMR EcoFoG, Kourou, France
2 : CNRS - OHM Oyapock, USR LEEISA 3456, Cayenne, France
3 : Parc Amazonien de Guyane, Rémire-Montjoly, France
4 : Independent Researcher, Paris, France
5 : IRD-OHM Oyapock USR 3456, Cayenne, France
Source Frontiers In Ecology And Evolution (2296-701X) (Frontiers Media SA), 2019-08 , Vol. 7 , N. 289 , P. 15p.
DOI 10.3389/fevo.2019.00289
WOS© Times Cited 8
Keyword(s) sustainable hunting, French Guiana, indices, livelihoods, diachronic

Hunting sustainability in Amazonian ecosystems is a key challenge for modern stakeholders. Predictive models have evolved from first mostly biological data-based to more recent modeling including human behavior. We analyze here the hunting data collected in French Guiana through a panel of indices aiming at drawing the puzzle of parameters influencing hunting activity and impact in various socio ecological conditions across the country. Data were collected from five different study sites differing in cultural origins and remoteness from market economy, and over a 10 years period. Most indices show an impact on wildlife populations, and using a full set of indicators allowed us to better understand some underlying mechanisms that lead to a community's hunting profile. The results showed that there are noticeable differences between the study sites in the practices and the ways hunters face the changes in environment and resources availability.

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