Friday, November 23, 2012

Re: [EmergingEthnoNetwork] Digest Number 246

I was very happy to see the information about the Amur Falcon hunt. I think that we need more ethno-ornithological research on this, and on other seasonal bird hunts worldwide. It will be important to have anthropological research on the hunters and their perspectives, especially as countries try to conform to international law regarding biological diversity and migratory birds, to ensure that biodiversity legal regimes do not have a negative impact on local cultures and on the subsistance needs of the poor, many of whom rely on bird hunts for protein, as well as on the income from the catch.
In Taiwan, where I am doing research with hunters, the criminalization of such practices causes stress, but seems to be ineffective in preventing hunting for subsistence. Legal enforcement, however, has reduced the trade in bird meat to almost nothing. The bird trade is much less profitable than the mammal trade, and thus not worth the risk.
Scott Simon
University of Ottawa

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Amur Falcon harvest in India From: Santiago Zuluaga



Amur Falcon harvest in India

Posted by: "Santiago Zuluaga" Re%3A%20Amur%20Falcon%20harvest%20in%20India  raptorscolombia

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:44 am (EST)

Hi Jennie

Thank very much for you mail.

I sended it mail because all your topic is important. I am agree with your comments, but is important know, understand, contribute from the ethnobilogy and ethnoecology for the sustainably in this century .

Other topics have a large discution. 

Cordial greeting

Santiago Zuluaga Castañeda.
Student, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Universidad de Caldas.Colombia- South America


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From: jennie_wren8 <>
Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 6:39 AM
Subject: [EmergingEthnoNetwo rk] Re: Amur Falcon harvest in India

According the IUCN this species has a huge, stable population and is listed as 'of least concern'. Do you propose that people should be barred from this age old annual food source simply because as an outsider you find trapping and killing of the birds 'tragic'. Humans eat meat, it doesn't have to come from a farm, and while this trapping does not appear to be threatening the population it seems your efforts to stop it are simply detrimental to the people that rely on this source of food/income. Unless your view of conservation is to stop people from using any wild animal as a resource even if it's done sustainably, I'm pretty sure India has some bigger conservation concerns that could use your time and resources.

--- In, Santiago Zuluaga <raptorscolombia@ ...> wrote:
> Reenvío por considerarlo de gran interés.
> >
> >Cordial saludo.
> >
> >Santiago Zuluaga Castañeda.
> >Estudiante de Biología.
> >Universidad de Caldas-Colombia
> >
> >
> >----
> >
> >Dear friend-
> >
> >
> >In the Northeast Indian state of Nagaland, tens of thousands of Amur falcons are being trapped and slaughtered everyday during their migration from Siberia to South Africa. In October this year, a small group of conservationists were able to document this shocking massacre and initiate specific action steps to try and stop the killing. 
> >
> >
> >You can read their report and watch a video at this link:
> >
> >
> >We request you to share this widely. 
> >
> >
> >If you would like to highlight this story in your publication and require more info or photographs, please contact info@ ...
> >
> >
> >Apologies for cross-posting. 
> >
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >--
> >ramki
> >conservationindia. org
> >

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