Spatial and temporal patterns of harvesting of the Vulnerable pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta in the Kikori region, Papua New Guinea

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Management of wildlife use by communities living a partially traditional lifestyle is usually more successful when the interactions between those communities and the environment are well understood. We mapped the harvest areas for the Vulnerable pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta for six language-groups in the Kikori region of Papua New Guinea and compared harvest parameters between different areas and language-groups and, when possible, between 1980-1982 and 2007-2009. Spatially, the main influence on harvest method was a tribe's location relative to the turtle's distribution. No small juveniles (

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Eisemberg, C. C., Rose, M., Yaru, B., & Georges, A. (2015). Spatial and temporal patterns of harvesting of the Vulnerable pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta in the Kikori region, Papua New Guinea. ORYX, 49(4), 659–668. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605313001646

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