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Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
It is shown that male preference for women with a low waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is not culturally universal, as had previously been assumed.
Demographic Threats to the Sustainability of Brazil Nut Exploitation
Without management, intensively harvested populations will succumb to a process of senescence and demographic collapse, threatening this cornerstone of the Amazonian extractive economy.
A Sensory Ecology of Medicinal Plant Therapy in Two Amazonian Societies
The study reveals a complex interweaving of cultural and ecological factors in medicinal plant selection, with sensation standing at the culture--nature nexus linking medical ideas with medical materials.
Game Vertebrate Densities in Hunted and Nonhunted Forest Sites in Manu National Park, Peru
Manu National Park of southern Peru is one of the most renowned protected areas in the world, yet large‐bodied vertebrate surveys conducted to date have been restricted to Cocha Cashu Biological
The Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting by Matsigenka Native Communities in Manu National Park, Peru
Stabilizing the Matsigenka population around existing settlements should be a primary policy goal for Manu Park because the exploitation of wild meat represents the most significant internal threat to biodiversity in Manu.
Empty forest or empty rivers? A century of commercial hunting in Amazonia
It is proposed that the relative resilience of terrestrial species suggests a marked opportunity for managing, rather than criminalizing, contemporary traditional subsistence hunting in Amazonia, through both the engagement of local people in community-based comanagement programs and science-led conservation governance.
Rain forest habitat classification among the Matsigenka of the Peruvian Amazon
The Matsigenka (or Machiguenga) Indians of the Peruvian Amazon describe and define rain forest habitats according to a complex system of ecological classification based on vegetative and other biotic
Spatial tools for modeling the sustainability of subsistence hunting in tropical forests.
Three "bio-demographic" hunting models of increasing complexity and realism are developed to assess the sustainability of hunting of an indicator species in Amazonia and show how to identify the area surrounding a human settlement that is expected to suffer local extinction.
Modelling the long-term sustainability of indigenous hunting in Manu National Park, Peru: Landscape-scale management implications for Amazonia
1. Widespread hunting throughout Amazonia threatens the persistence of large primates and other vertebrates. Most studies have used models of limited validity and restricted spatial and temporal