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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911322/sharing-fishers%C3%A2-ethnoecological-knowledge-of-the-european-pilchard-sardina-pilchardus-in-the-westernmost-fishing-community-in-europe
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Heitor de Oliveira Braga, Miguel Ângelo Pardal, Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro
BACKGROUND: With the present difficulties in the conservation of sardines in the North Atlantic, it is important to investigate the local ecological knowledge (LEK) of fishermen about the biology and ecology of these fish. The ethnoecological data of European pilchard provided by local fishermen can be of importance for the management and conservation of this fishery resource. Thus, the present study recorded the ethnoecological knowledge of S. pilchardus in the traditional fishing community of Peniche, Portugal...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882186/more-fishers-and-fewer-martens-due-to-cumulative-effects-of-forest-management-and-climate-change-as-evidenced-from-local-knowledge
#2
Pauline Suffice, Hugo Asselin, Louis Imbeau, Marianne Cheveau, Pierre Drapeau
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of fur-bearing species populations is relatively rare due to their low densities. In addition to catch data, trappers' experience provides information on the ecology and status of the harvested species. Fisher (Pekania pennanti) and American marten (Martes americana) are mustelids that are sensitive to forest management and therefore considered to be ecological indicators of forest health. Fisher populations have increased in eastern North America since the early 2000s and this could have resulted in a northeastern extension of the species' range and increased overlap with marten's range...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874202/ethnobotanical-survey-of-wild-food-plants-traditionally-collected-and-consumed-in-the-middle-agri-valley-basilicata-region-southern-italy
#3
Sabrina Sansanelli, Maura Ferri, Mirko Salinitro, Annalisa Tassoni
BACKGROUND: This research was carried out in a scarcely populated area of the Middle Agri Valley (Basilicata region, southern Italy). The aim of the study was to record local knowledge on the traditional uses of wild food plants, as well as to collect information regarding the practices (gathering, processing and cooking) and the medicinal uses related to these plants. METHODS: Fifty-eight people still possessing traditional local knowledge (TLK), 74% women and 26% men, were interviewed between May-August 2012 and January 2013, using open and semi-structured ethnobotanical interviews...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836997/ethnomedicinal-plants-used-by-local-inhabitants-of-jakholi-block-rudraprayag-district-western-himalaya-india
#4
Ankit Singh, Mohan C Nautiyal, Ripu M Kunwar, Rainer W Bussmann
BACKGROUND: Ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Indian Himalayas is very interesting because of the wide range of medicinal plants used in traditional medical practice. However, there is a danger of knowledge being lost because the knowledge sharing is very limited and passed on orally. The present study is the first ethnomedicinal study in Jakholi area of Rudraprayag district of Northwestern India. The aim of present study was to identify traditional medicinal plants used by the inhabitants to treat different ailments and document the associated knowledge of these medicinal plants...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835286/habits-and-customs-of-crab-catchers-in-southern-bahia-brazil
#5
Angélica M S Firmo, Mônica M P Tognella, Gabrielle D Tenório, Raynner R D Barboza, Rômulo R N Alves
BACKGROUND: Brazilian mangrove forests are widely distributed along the coast and exploited by groups of people with customs and habits as diverse as the biology of the mangrove ecosystems. This study identifies different methods of extracting crabs that inhabit the mangrove belts; some of these activities, such as catching individual crabs by hand, are aimed at maintaining natural stocks of this species in Mucuri (south Bahia), Brazil. METHODS: In the studied community, illegal hunting activities that violate Brazilian legislation limiting the use of tangle-netting in mangrove ecosystem were observed...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835266/medicinal-and-commercial-uses-of-ostrich-products-in-tanzania
#6
Flora Magige, Eivin Røskaft
BACKGROUND: Traditional communities have been utilizing animal products for numerous purposes and have for a long time contributed to the accumulation of world knowledge. Local people in Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, have been using birds including ostriches as pets or their products such as meat, eggs as food; their body parts such as feathers, bones and hide for ornaments but more importantly have used such products in traditional medicine and rituals. Nevertheless, there is a general lack of information about the differences that exist between local people with different cultures, and the best use of such products to improve their livelihoods...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835259/the-therapeutic-use-of-the-dog-in-spain-a-review-from-a-historical-and-cross-cultural-perspective-of-a-change-in-the-human-dog-relationship
#7
REVIEW
José Ramón Vallejo, Dídac Santos-Fita, José Antonio González
In Spain, studies about traditional knowledge related to biodiversity have focused on vascular plants. For this reason, our review concentrates on the identification and inventory of zootherapeutic resources, particularly those involving the dog (Canis lupus familiaris Linnaeus, 1758) throughout the twentieth century to the present. A qualitative systematic review in the fields of ethnomedicine, ethnozoology and folklore was made. Automated searches in the most important databases and digital libraries were performed...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789692/diversity-of-use-and-local-knowledge-of-wild-and-cultivated-plants-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
#8
Alfred Maroyi
BACKGROUND: Traditional ecological knowledge among indigenous communities plays an important role in retaining cultural identity and achieving sustainable natural resource management. Hundreds of millions of people mostly in developing countries derive a substantial part of their subsistence and income from plant resources. The aim of this study was to assess useful plant species diversity, plant use categories and local knowledge of both wild and cultivated useful species in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789670/patient-centered-boundary-mechanisms-to-foster-intercultural-partnerships-in-health-care-a-case-study-in-guatemala
#9
Martin Hitziger, Mónica Berger Gonzalez, Eduardo Gharzouzi, Daniela Ochaíta Santizo, Regina Solis Miranda, Andrea Isabel Aguilar Ferro, Ana Vides-Porras, Michael Heinrich, Peter Edwards, Pius Krütli
BACKGROUND: Up to one half of the population in Africa, Asia and Latin America has little access to high-quality biomedical services and relies on traditional health systems. Medical pluralism is thus in many developing countries the rule rather than the exception, which is why the World Health Organization is calling for intercultural partnerships to improve health care in these regions. They are, however, challenging due to disparate knowledge systems and lack of trust that hamper understanding and collaboration...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789666/rare-tradition-of-the-folk-medicinal-use-of-aconitum-spp-is-kept-alive-in-sol%C3%A4-avsko-slovenia
#10
Marija Povšnar, Gordana Koželj, Samo Kreft, Mateja Lumpert
BACKGROUND: Aconitum species are poisonous plants that have been used in Western medicine for centuries. In the nineteenth century, these plants were part of official and folk medicine in the Slovenian territory. According to current ethnobotanical studies, folk use of Aconitum species is rarely reported in Europe. The purpose of this study was to research the folk medicinal use of Aconitum species in Solčavsko, Slovenia; to collect recipes for the preparation of Aconitum spp., indications for use, and dosing; and to investigate whether the folk use of aconite was connected to poisoning incidents...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743302/cognition-culture-and-utility-plant-classification-by-paraguayan-immigrant-farmers-in-misiones-argentina
#11
Monika Kujawska, N David Jiménez-Escobar, Justin M Nolan, Daniel Arias-Mutis
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted in three rural communities of small farmers of Paraguayan origin living in the province of Misiones, Argentina. These Criollos (Mestizos) hail chiefly from departments located in the east of Paraguay, where the climate and flora have similar characteristics as those in Misiones. These ecological features contribute to the continuation and maintenance of knowledge and practices related to the use of plants. METHODS: Fieldwork was conducted between September 2014 and August 2015...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701165/ethnomedicinal-and-cultural-practices-of-mammals-and-birds-in-the-vicinity-of-river-chenab-punjab-pakistan
#12
Muhammad Altaf, Arshad Javid, Muhammad Umair, Khalid Javed Iqbal, Zahid Rasheed, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Although, use of animal species in disease treatment and culture practices is as ancient as that of plant species; however ethnomedicinal uses and cultural values of animal species have rarely been reported. Present study is the first report on the medicinal uses of mammals and bird species in Pakistan. METHODS: Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were applied to collect qualitative and quantitative data from local informants (N = 109). Relative frequency of mention (RFM), fidelity level (FL), relative popularity level (RPL), similarity index (SI) and rank order priority (ROP) indices were used to analyzed the data...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679438/an-ethnobotanical-survey-of-medicinal-and-edible-plants-of-yalo-woreda-in-afar-regional-state-ethiopia
#13
Tilahun Teklehaymanot
BACKGROUND: The Afar people inhabit the sub-arid and arid part of Ethiopia. Recurrent drought and invasive encroaching plants are taking out plants that have cultural importance, and threaten the biodiversity and the associated traditional knowledge. Thus, the aim of the current study is to conduct an ethnobotanical survey and document medicinal and edible plants in Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state. METHODS: A cross-sectional ethnobotanical study was carried out in eight kebeles of Yalo Woreda from October 2015 to December 2016...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666483/ethnozoological-study-of-animals-based-medicine-used-by-traditional-healers-and-indigenous-inhabitants-in-the-adjoining-areas-of-gibbon-wildlife-sanctuary-assam-india
#14
Manash Pratim Borah, Surya Bali Prasad
BACKGROUND: India has an immense faunal, floral, as well as cultural diversity with many ethnic communities who are primarily dependent on the traditional medicinal system for their primary health care. Documentation and evaluation of this indigenous remedial knowledge may be helpful to establish new drugs for human health. The present study is intended to look into different zootherapeutic medicinal uses in the traditional health care system among the native inhabitants adjacent to the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666450/plants-as-highly-diverse-sources-of-construction-wood-handicrafts-and-fibre-in-the-heihe-valley-qinling-mountains-shaanxi-china-the-importance-of-minor-forest-products
#15
Jin Kang, Yongxiang Kang, Jing Feng, Mengying Liu, Xiaolian Ji, Dengwu Li, Kinga Stawarczyk, Łukasz Łuczaj
BACKGROUND: Chinese rural communities living among species-rich forests have little documentation on species used to make handicrafts and construction materials originating from the surrounding vegetation. Our research aimed at recording minor wood uses in the Heihe valley in the Qinling mountains. METHODS: We carried out 37 semi-structured interviews in seven villages. RESULTS: We documented the use of 84 species of plants. All local large canopy trees are used for some purpose...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633633/utilization-and-farmers-knowledge-on-pigeonpea-diversity-in-benin-west-africa
#16
Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Agyemang Danquah, Léonard Essehou Ahoton, Kwadwo Ofori
BACKGROUND: Understanding factors driving farmers' uses of crop genetic resources is a key component not only to design appropriate conservation strategies but also to promote sustainable production. However, in Benin, limited information is available on farmers' knowledge related to pigeonpea uses and conservation. This study aimed at i) identifying and investigating the different uses of pigeonpea in relation with socio-cultural factors, namely age, gender, ethnic group and respondents' residence, ii) assessing pigeonpea varieties richness at household level and iii) evaluating the extent and distribution of pigeonpea varieties...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619090/truffle-renaissance-in-poland-history-present-and-prospects
#17
REVIEW
Aleksandra Rosa-Gruszecka, Dorota Hilszczańska, Wojciech Gil, Bogusław Kosel
The use of truffles in Poland has a long tradition, yet due to some historical aspects, this knowledge was lost. Currently, truffles and truffle orchards are again receiving attention, and thanks to, e.g., historical data, they have solid foundations to be established. Publications relating to truffles between 1661 and 2017 were searched for in international and national databases, such as the database of PhD theses, Google Scholar, and catalogues of the National Library of Poland, the Jagiellonian Digital Library, the University Library of J...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610587/the-use-of-birds-as-pets-in-mexico
#18
Blanca Roldán-Clarà, Víctor M Toledo, Ileana Espejel
BACKGROUND: The use of birds as pets has been a historical tradition in Mexico since prehispanic times. It has survived through bird traders, called pajareros, which is a local name given to the trade (derived from pájaro, the Spanish word for bird). However, the trade of birds has not been sufficiently described; therefore, the goal of this paper is to analyze the bird trade in Mexico using the components of an ethnoecology scheme known as kosmos-corpus-praxis complex. METHODS: Qualitative research techniques were used, including ethnographic immersion, participative research, and interviews of 79 pajareros in 22 localities in nine Mexican states...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606157/semiarid-ethnoagroforestry-management-tajos-in-the-sierra-gorda-guanajuato-mexico
#19
Vincent M Hoogesteger van Dijk, Alejandro Casas, Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles
BACKGROUND: The semi-arid environments harbor nearly 40% of biodiversity, and half of indigenous cultures of Mexico. Thousands of communities settled in these areas depend on agriculture and using wild biodiversity for their subsistence. Water, soil, and biodiversity management strategies are therefore crucial for people's life. The tajos, from Sierra Gorda, are important, poorly studied, biocultural systems established in narrow, arid alluvial valleys. The systems are constructed with stone-walls for capturing sediments, gradually creating fertile soils in terraces suitable for agriculture in places where it would not be possible...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595645/ethnobotanical-survey-of-medicinal-plants-used-as-insects-repellents-in-six-malaria-endemic-localities-of-cameroon
#20
Roger Ducos Fokouo Youmsi, Patrick Valère Tsouh Fokou, Elisabeth Zeuko'o Menkem, Issakou Bakarnga-Via, Rodrigue Keumoe, Victor Nana, Fabrice Fekam Boyom
BACKGROUND: The combined efforts to combat outdoor/indoor transmission of malaria parasites are hampered by the emerging vector resistance in a wide variety of malaria-endemic settings of Africa and the rest of the world, stressing the need for alternative control measures. This study aimed at documenting insect's repellent plant species used by indigenous populations of 6 localities of East, South, West and Centre regions of Cameroon. METHODS: Information was gathered through face-to-face interviews guided by a semi-structured questionnaire on the knowledge of medicinal plants with insect repellent properties...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
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