08 Feb '12, 6pm

Majority of protected tropical forests "empty" due to hunting via @mongabay

Majority of protected tropical forests "empty" due to hunting via @mongabay

Cultural shifts in Madagascar drive lemur-killing (12/15/2011) Conservationists have often found that some cultural norms, religious beliefs, and taboos play a role in holding back traditional peoples from overusing their environment. Examples of such beliefs include days wherein one cannot hunt or fish, or certain species or regions that are off limits to exploitation. But the influence of the modern world can rapidly extinguish such beliefs, sometimes for the better, in other cases not. In many parts of Madagascar, lemurs are off the menu. These primates, found only in Madagascar, play a big role in Malagasy 'fady' or taboo-related folk stories: lemurs are protectors and, in some cases, even relatives. However, according to a new paper in PLoS ONE an influx of migrants, widespread poverty, lack domestic meat, and poor law enforcement has caused a sudden rise in eating le...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0208-hance_emptyforestsyndr...

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What a Bornean elephant wants: more protected forests and wildlife corridors via @mongabay #palmoil

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In Defense of Hunting

In Defense of Hunting

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