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dc.contributor.author Duchelle, Amy E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-28T01:21:12Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-06-28T01:21:12Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Duchelle AE. 2007. Observations on natural resource use and conservation by the Shuar in Ecuador’s Cordillera del Cóndor. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 5:5-23. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/214 en_US
dc.description.abstract Understanding how indigenous people use and manage natural resources is essential for promoting conservation on indigenous lands. I evaluated how one Shuar indigenous community in the Cordillera del Cóndor of Ecuador use woody taxa in mature and secondary forest, cultivate swidden land, value natural resources and view changes to their environment. Field research, conducted from January February of 2003, involved ethnobotanical survey methods and interviews with 25 community members. A total of 104 plant species were classified according to ethnobotanical use. Food, forage, construction and fuel were the most common use categories for forest plants. In the swidden plot, most plants were used for food, with native trees protected among a diversity of cultivars, primarily to attract wildlife. Mining is considered the biggest threat to conservation in the Cordillera del Cóndor’s proposed Shuar Protected Area and will need to be addressed by the Shuar, supporting NGOs and the Ecuadorian government. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject natural resource management en_US
dc.subject environmental protection en_US
dc.subject Ecuador en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject tropical forests en_US
dc.subject Amazonia en_US
dc.subject agroforestry en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject shifting cultivation en_US
dc.subject interviews en_US
dc.subject Andes Mountain region en_US
dc.subject environmental impact en_US
dc.subject Euphorbiaceae en_US
dc.subject Fabaceae en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject forest products en_US
dc.subject habitat conservation en_US
dc.subject harvesting en_US
dc.subject indigenous peoples en_US
dc.subject mining en_US
dc.subject sampling en_US
dc.subject subsistence hunting en_US
dc.subject surveys en_US
dc.subject transects en_US
dc.subject type collections en_US
dc.subject water pollution en_US
dc.subject woody plants en_US
dc.title Observations on Natural Resource Use and Conservation by the Shuar in Ecuador’s Cordillera del Cóndor en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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