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dc.contributor.author Jernigan, Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.author Dauphine, Nico en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-17T22:41:25Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-09-17T22:41:25Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jernigan K, Dauphine N. 2008. Aguaruna knowledge of bird foraging ecology: a comparison with scientific data. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 6:093-106. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12480 en_US
dc.description research en_US
dc.description.abstract We present a detailed look at local ecological knowledge (LEK) of the Aguaruna-Jívaro on plants foraged by frugivorous tropical birds. When asked how a particular plant is useful to people, Aguaruna men often mentioned whether the plant in question was eaten by birds or other animals. The Aguaruna use their knowledge about what plants particular birds eat to help them locate species when hunting. We focus on indigenous knowledge of the diet of five mainly frugivorous bird families that are of local economic importance: Cracidae (guans, chachalacas and curassows), Pipridae (manakins), Psittacidae (parrots), Ramphastidae (toucans) and Steatornithidae (Oilbird). Fieldwork took place in communities along tributaries of the upper Marañón river in the Peruvian Amazon from 2003 to 2005. Results indicate a high correspondence between western science and Aguaruna LEK. This research contributes to the larger goal of promoting dialog between indigenous and scientific systems of knowledge in the context of future conservation efforts. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject local ecological knowledge en_US
dc.subject Aguaruna en_US
dc.subject bird foraging en_US
dc.subject Peruvian Amazon en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.title Aguaruna Knowledge of Bird Foraging Ecology: A comparison with scientific data en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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