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Townsend, W. R.;Rumiz, D. I.;Solar, L.
El riesgo de la cacería durante las operaciones forestales: impacto sobre la fauna silvestre en una concesión forestal en Santa Cruz
Revista Boliviana de Ecología y Conservación
Journal Article
hunting forest management sustainable yield Tapirus Mitu Mazama cracids Tapir Bibliography
In order to asses the impact of hunting associated to logging operations, we analyzed the harvest of wildlife in a forestry concession during the old forestry regime. Based on game taken in 7 logging camps and during 83 sampling days we estimated the harvest area and the harvest rate per sq km for the most frequently captured species. Harvest rates were compared with the maximum sustainable yield estimated through Robinson and Redford?s model, and indicated that tapir (Tapirus terrestris) and razor billed curassows (Mitu tuberosa) were harvested at unsustainable levels, and probably the same was the case for red brocket deer (Mazama americana). Species vulnerability to hunting supported hunter?s reports which indicated these species disappear first on heavily hunted areas. New forestry practices and a better control on harvest might permit sustainably use of some wildlife species in production forests.