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Community-Based Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) Sport Hunting in the Petén, Guatemala

Baur, Erick H. , McNab, Roan B. , Ramos, Victor Hugo , Strindberg, Samantha , Williams, Lovett E.

Community-Based Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) Sport Hunting in the Petén, Guatemala

This is a well written, clear article about a successful CBNRM program focused on sustainable sports hunting (of wild oscellated turkeys) in a multipurpose resource management environment, that has increased both the turkey population and community incomes. It covers the dimensions of NWP: the characteristic of the resource base; the economic and benefit distribution elements of the activity; and the management, social and governance dimensions. In spite of some bureaucratic constraints significant income has been generated in partnership with the private sector and others. It concludes that "sports hunting can offer profitable and sustainable forest product diversification alternatives." A condensed but updated version was subsequently published in Forest Ecology and Management: 268 (2012) pp 112-120.

Michael Colby/Jon Anderson
USAID/IRG-Engility
Mar 06, 2013 12:00 AM
Forest Ecology and Management
Wildlife Conservation Society 2008/Elsevier 2012
Project overview document/gray literature, Site-based case study
 
Latin America and Caribbean - Central America
Guatemala
Peten
WCS, USAID
TransLinks
Biodiversity
Tourism
Whole Landscape
Wildlife
Biodiversity
Improved information and knowledge management systems - [Accomplished]
Promoted local land use planning and appropriate resource tenure systems - [Accomplished]
Fostered innovation, social learning, and adaptive management - [Accomplished]
Built capacity and invested in human resources - [Accomplished]
Promoted or developed economic strategies for natural resource management - [Critical]
Strengthened markets and NRM market incentives - [Critical]
Invested in local organizations - [Critical]
Created a framework for better NRM choices - [Critical]
Assured that resource managers have access to NRM means and benefits - [Critical]
Proportional equivalence between benefits and costs - [Critical]
Local stakeholder input into public decisions and policy - [Critical]
Natural resource authority and functions distribution - [Critical]
Continuous and inclusive consultations - [Critical]
Land use planning
Payments for ecosystem services
Value chain strengthening/conservation marketing
Devolution to communities
Participatory processes for social change
Environmental/productivity - [Yes]
Environmental/productivity - [Communal]
Economic/income generation - [Household]
Economic/income generation - [Communal]
Governance/empowerment - [Communal]
Environmental/productivity - [Communal]
Economic/income generation - [Household]
Economic/income generation - [Communal]
Governance/empowerment - [Communal]
Resources - [External or structural policies that influenced success or failure]
Economic - [External or structural policies that influenced success or failure]
Governance - [External or structural policies that influenced success or failure]
Lessons learned (Success Story)
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