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Subsistence-Level Chelonian Exploitation on the Rio Negro and One Viable Alternative

Schneider, Larissa; Ferrara, Camila R.; Vogt, Richard C.; Schaffer, Chuck


In the Rio Negro, the third-largest tributary of the Amazon, many turtle species have been important commercial and protein resources for centuries for populations of humans living in the region. For many years, this had been a sustainable activity, but nowadays the outlook for turtle populations in the Amazon is unfavorable due to increasing hunting pressure. Based on 20 yrs of conservation work in the Amazon, we report on the pressure faced by turtle populations in the area and report a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Chelonian Conservation and Biology
DOI: 10.2744/CCB-1188.1


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