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Predicting animal abundance through local ecological knowledge: An internal validation using consensus analysis (2024)
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Braga‐Pereira, F., Mayor, P., Morcatty, T. Q., Pérez‐Peña, P. E., Bowler, M. T., de Mattos Vieira, M. A. R., …El Bizri, H. R. (in press). Predicting animal abundance through local ecological knowledge: An internal validation using consensus analysis. People and Nature, https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10587

Given the ongoing environmental degradation from local to global scales, it is fundamental to develop more efficient means of gathering data on species and ecosystems. Local ecological knowledge, in which local communities can consistently provide in... Read More about Predicting animal abundance through local ecological knowledge: An internal validation using consensus analysis.

The Role of Religion, Wealth, and Livelihoods in the Hunting Practices of Urban and Rural Inhabitants in Western Amazonia (2023)
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Oliveira, M. A., El Bizri, H. R., Morcatty, T. Q., Braga-Pereira, F., Fa, J. E., Messias, M. R., & da Costa Doria, C. R. (2023). The Role of Religion, Wealth, and Livelihoods in the Hunting Practices of Urban and Rural Inhabitants in Western Amazonia. Human Ecology, 51(6), 1239-1252. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-023-00467-0

Hunting by rural and urban populations is essential for securing access to protein and other nutrients throughout the tropics. The hunting patterns of urban hunters in Amazonia, and the similarities with those of rural hunters, are unclear, as are th... Read More about The Role of Religion, Wealth, and Livelihoods in the Hunting Practices of Urban and Rural Inhabitants in Western Amazonia.

Climate determines transmission hotspots of Polycystic Echinococcosis, a life-threatening zoonotic disease, across Pan-Amazonia (2023)
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San-José, A., Mayor, P., Carvalho, B., El Bizri, H. R., Antunes, A. P., Antunez Correa, M., …Munari, D. P. (2023). Climate determines transmission hotspots of Polycystic Echinococcosis, a life-threatening zoonotic disease, across Pan-Amazonia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120(33), e2302661120. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2302661120

Polycystic Echinococcosis (PE), a neglected life-threatening zoonotic disease caused by the cestode is endemic in the Amazon. Despite being treatable, PE reaches a case fatality rate of around 29% due to late or missed diagnosis. PE is sustained in... Read More about Climate determines transmission hotspots of Polycystic Echinococcosis, a life-threatening zoonotic disease, across Pan-Amazonia.

Hunting practices in southwestern Amazonia: a comparative study of techniques, modalities, and baits among urban and rural hunters (2023)
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Oliveira, M. A., Braga-Pereira, F., El Bizri, H. R., Morcatty, T. Q., Doria, C. R. D. C., & Messias, M. R. (in press). Hunting practices in southwestern Amazonia: a comparative study of techniques, modalities, and baits among urban and rural hunters. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 19(1), 27. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-023-00599-z

Background: Hunting is a vital means of obtaining animal in various human populations. Hunters rely on their knowledge of species ecology and behavior to develop and employ hunting techniques and increase their chances of success. The comparison of t... Read More about Hunting practices in southwestern Amazonia: a comparative study of techniques, modalities, and baits among urban and rural hunters.

Comparative gastrointestinal organ lengths among Amazonian primates (Primates: Platyrrhini) (2023)
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Jesus, A. D. S., de Souza Jesus, A., El Bizri, H. R., Rocha El Bizri, H., Fa, J. E., Valsecchi, J., …Mayor, P. (2023). Comparative gastrointestinal organ lengths among Amazonian primates (Primates: Platyrrhini). American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 181(3), 440-453. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24751

Objectives The morphological features of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in mammals reflect a species' food niche breadth and dietary adaptations. For many wild mammals, the relationship between the structure of the GIT and diet is still poorly und... Read More about Comparative gastrointestinal organ lengths among Amazonian primates (Primates: Platyrrhini).

Fetal bone development in the black agouti (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) determined by ultrasound (2023)
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Pombo, A. L. G., Monteiro, F. O. B., da Silva, G. P., Pereira, T. H. D. S., Matos, S. E. R. D., de Lima, A. R., …Mayor, P. (2023). Fetal bone development in the black agouti (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) determined by ultrasound. #Journal not on list, 2, 100029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.therwi.2023.100029

This study describes the bone development during the intrauterine phase of the black agouti (Dasyprocta fuliginosa), discussing its relationship with the species’ adaptive strategies and comparing it with other precocial and altricial species. We ana... Read More about Fetal bone development in the black agouti (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) determined by ultrasound.

Human consumption of meat from roadkilled animals in the Southwestern Amazon (2023)
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Alvares Oliveira, M., Pommer-Barbosa, R. A., Nobrega Alves, R. R., El Bizri, H. R., Rezende Messias, M., & da Costa Doria, C. R. (2023). Human consumption of meat from roadkilled animals in the Southwestern Amazon. #Journal not on list, 12, https://doi.org/10.15451/ec2023-03-12.07-1-9

The harvest of meat from wild animals is essential for the nutrition of many human populations in the Neotropics. Specific techniques are used to access wild meat, but collecting meat from road killed animals, or purposely run over animals to kill an... Read More about Human consumption of meat from roadkilled animals in the Southwestern Amazon.

Ovarian cycle, reproductive performance and breeding seasonality of Amazonian yellow-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis denticulatus) in the wild (2023)
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Mayor, P., Hidalgo, S., El Bizri, H. R., & Morcatty, T. Q. (2023). Ovarian cycle, reproductive performance and breeding seasonality of Amazonian yellow-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis denticulatus) in the wild. #Journal not on list, 2, 100022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.therwi.2023.100022

Studies of the reproductive functional morphology of chelonians are important to understand the reproductive physiology, anatomy, and endocrinology of these species. However, data on the reproduction of this group have been difficult to obtain becaus... Read More about Ovarian cycle, reproductive performance and breeding seasonality of Amazonian yellow-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis denticulatus) in the wild.

Large-scale population disappearances and cycling in the white-lipped peccary, a tropical forest mammal (2022)
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Fragoso, J., Antunes, A., Silvius, K., Constantino, P., Zapata-Rios, G., Rocha El Bizri, H., …et al. (2022). Large-scale population disappearances and cycling in the white-lipped peccary, a tropical forest mammal. PLoS ONE, 17(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0276297

Many vertebrate species undergo population fluctuations that may be random or regularly cyclic in nature. Vertebrate population cycles in northern latitudes are driven by both endogenous and exogenous factors. Suggested causes of mysterious disappear... Read More about Large-scale population disappearances and cycling in the white-lipped peccary, a tropical forest mammal.

Using population surveys and models to reassess the conservation status of an endemic Amazonian titi monkey in a deforestation hotspot (2022)
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Silva, F. E., Pacca, L. G., Lemos, L. P., Gusmão, A. C., da Silva, O. D., Dalponte, J. C., …El Bizri, H. R. (2022). Using population surveys and models to reassess the conservation status of an endemic Amazonian titi monkey in a deforestation hotspot. Oryx, 56(6), 846-853. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0030605322000655

Assessing the conservation status of species is essential for implementing appropriate conservation measures. A lack of evidence of threats, rather than showing an absence of impacts, could reflect a lack of studies on how human activities could resu... Read More about Using population surveys and models to reassess the conservation status of an endemic Amazonian titi monkey in a deforestation hotspot.

From international to local: promoting local volunteer tourism to guarantee the persistence of wildlife conservation projects in the post-covid-19 era (2022)
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Nekaris, K., Rocha El Bizri, H., Hedger, K., Nijman, V., Weldon, A., & Campera, M. (2022). From international to local: promoting local volunteer tourism to guarantee the persistence of wildlife conservation projects in the post-covid-19 era. COVID, 2(9), 1287-1302. https://doi.org/10.3390/covid2090095

Volunteer tourists, often foreigners, collect essential data in wildlife conservation projects worldwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international tourism activities reduced drastically, forcing many conservation projects to shut down. Using a nin... Read More about From international to local: promoting local volunteer tourism to guarantee the persistence of wildlife conservation projects in the post-covid-19 era.

Are larger primates less faunivorous? Consumption of arthropods by Amazonian primates does not fulfil the Jarman-Bell and Kay models (2022)
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Jesus, A., Castilla Torres, R., Quadros, J., Cruz, A., Valsecchi, J., Rocha El Bizri, H., & Mayor, P. (2022). Are larger primates less faunivorous? Consumption of arthropods by Amazonian primates does not fulfil the Jarman-Bell and Kay models. Acta Amazonica (Impresso), 52(3), 208-217. https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4392202200842

Terrestrial arthropod groups, including insects, spiders, and millipedes, represent an important food resource for primates. However, species consumed and patterns and rates of arthropod-related feeding for most frugivorous primates are still poorly... Read More about Are larger primates less faunivorous? Consumption of arthropods by Amazonian primates does not fulfil the Jarman-Bell and Kay models.

Environmental predictors of filarial infection in Amazonian primates: ecological factors and primate filarial infection (2022)
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Conga, D., Rocha El Bizri, H., Crespo, C., Gomez-Puerta, L., Ulloa-Urizar, G., Perez-Pena, P., …Mayor, P. (2022). Environmental predictors of filarial infection in Amazonian primates: ecological factors and primate filarial infection. Acta tropica, 235, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106670

Filarial nematode infections are common in primates, but have received little attention in the Neotropics. Epidemiological data on filarial infections in primates are still too sparse to fully understand the complex of this parasitism, especially bec... Read More about Environmental predictors of filarial infection in Amazonian primates: ecological factors and primate filarial infection.

Patterns of wildlife hunting and trade by local communities in eastern Amazonian floodplains (2022)
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Bastos da Silva, A., E. R. Pereyra, P., El Bizri, H. R., M. S. Souto, W., & S. L. Barboza, R. (2022). Patterns of wildlife hunting and trade by local communities in eastern Amazonian floodplains. #Journal not on list, 11, https://doi.org/10.15451/ec2022-07-11.16-1-19

Local people living in the Amazon rainforest rely heavily on wild meat as a source of protein and income. While the patterns and drivers of wildlife hunting and trade by local communities are well-known for upland forests, such aspects have been poor... Read More about Patterns of wildlife hunting and trade by local communities in eastern Amazonian floodplains.

Ultrasound evaluation of fetal bone development in the collared (Pecari tajacu) and white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) (2022)
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Pereira, T., Monteiro, F., da Silva, G., de Matos, S., Rocha El Bizri, H., Valsecchi, J., & et al. (2022). Ultrasound evaluation of fetal bone development in the collared (Pecari tajacu) and white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari). Journal of Anatomy, 241(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13724

The study of fetal development allows for evaluating the different strategies adopted by mammal species to maximize neonatal survival. Autonomous locomotion is fundamental for newborns to perform foraging activities and increases newborn survival fro... Read More about Ultrasound evaluation of fetal bone development in the collared (Pecari tajacu) and white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari).

Amazonia camtrap: A dataset of mammal, bird, and reptile species recorded with camera traps in the Amazon forest. (2022)
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Antunes, A., Montanarin, A., Gräbin, D., Monteiro, E., de Pinho, F., Alvarenga, G., …Ribeiro, M. (2022). Amazonia camtrap: A dataset of mammal, bird, and reptile species recorded with camera traps in the Amazon forest. Ecology, 103(9), e3738. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3738

The Amazon forest has the highest biodiversity on earth. However, information on Amazonian vertebrate diversity is still deficient and scattered across the published, peer-reviewed and grey literature and in unpublished raw data. Camera traps are an... Read More about Amazonia camtrap: A dataset of mammal, bird, and reptile species recorded with camera traps in the Amazon forest..

Modelling the impact of hunting on the coexistence of congeneric deer species in Central Amazonia (2022)
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de Pinho, F. F., Lemos, L. P., Montanarin, A., El Bizri, H. R., Santos, J., Rabelo, R. M., …Paglia, A. P. (2022). Modelling the impact of hunting on the coexistence of congeneric deer species in Central Amazonia. Journal of Zoology, 317(3), 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12970

The long-term coexistence of sympatric species is dependent on segregation in at least one of three niche dimensions: space, time or feeding habits. Hunting by people can influence species' temporal and spatial patterns and consequently affect their... Read More about Modelling the impact of hunting on the coexistence of congeneric deer species in Central Amazonia.

Freelisting as a suitable method to estimate the composition and harvest rates of hunted species in tropical forests (2022)
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Alvares Oliveira, M., El Bizri, H. R., Queiroz Morcatty, T., Rezende Messias, M., & Rodrigues da Costa Doria, C. (in press). Freelisting as a suitable method to estimate the composition and harvest rates of hunted species in tropical forests. #Journal not on list, 11, https://doi.org/10.15451/ec2022-03-11.08-1-9

The aim of this study was to test the use of measures obtained from freelisting as possible surrogates of the harvest rate of game species. For this purpose, we interviewed 100 rural and urban hunters in southwestern Amazonia to obtain the frequency... Read More about Freelisting as a suitable method to estimate the composition and harvest rates of hunted species in tropical forests.

Environmental and biological drivers of prevalence and number of eggs and oocysts of intestinal parasites in red howler monkeys from Central Amazonia (2022)
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de Souza Jesus, A., de Oliveira-Ramalho, M. L., El Bizri, H. R., Valsecchi, J., & Mayor, P. (2022). Environmental and biological drivers of prevalence and number of eggs and oocysts of intestinal parasites in red howler monkeys from Central Amazonia. Folia Primatologica, 93(2), 121-138. https://doi.org/10.1163/14219980-20210701

Host-parasite relationships can be directly affected by host’s biological aspects and environmental factors, which influence both the survival of infective forms and the incidence of parasites. However, logistical difficulties in accessing biological... Read More about Environmental and biological drivers of prevalence and number of eggs and oocysts of intestinal parasites in red howler monkeys from Central Amazonia.

Congruence of local ecological knowledge (LEK)‐based methods and line‐transect surveys in estimating wildlife abundance in tropical forests (2021)
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Braga‐Pereira, F., Morcatty, T. Q., El Bizri, H. R., Tavares, A. S., Mere‐Roncal, C., González‐Crespo, C., …Mayor, P. (2022). Congruence of local ecological knowledge (LEK)‐based methods and line‐transect surveys in estimating wildlife abundance in tropical forests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13(3), 743-756. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.13773

Effective estimation of wildlife population abundance is an important component of population monitoring, and ultimately essential for the development of conservation actions. Diurnal line-transect surveys are one of the most applied methods for abun... Read More about Congruence of local ecological knowledge (LEK)‐based methods and line‐transect surveys in estimating wildlife abundance in tropical forests.

Wild Meat Is Still on the Menu: Progress in Wild Meat Research, Policy, and Practice from 2002 to 2020 (2021)
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Ingram, D. J., Coad, L., Milner-Gulland, E., Parry, L., Wilkie, D., Bakarr, M. I., …Abernethy, K. (2021). Wild Meat Is Still on the Menu: Progress in Wild Meat Research, Policy, and Practice from 2002 to 2020. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 46(1), 221-254. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-041020-063132

Several hundred species are hunted for wild meat in the tropics, supporting the diets, customs, and livelihoods of millions of people. However, unsustainable hunting is one of the most urgent threats to wildlife and ecosystems worldwide and has serio... Read More about Wild Meat Is Still on the Menu: Progress in Wild Meat Research, Policy, and Practice from 2002 to 2020.

Wild meat trade over the last 45 years in the Peruvian Amazon (2021)
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Mayor, P., Rocha El Bizri, H., Morcatty, T., Moya, K., Bendayan, N., Solis, S., …Bodmer, R. (2021). Wild meat trade over the last 45 years in the Peruvian Amazon. Conservation Biology, 36(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13801

The trade in wild meat is an important economic component of rural people’s livelihoods, but it has been perceived to be among the main causes of the decline of wildlife species. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light an additional co... Read More about Wild meat trade over the last 45 years in the Peruvian Amazon.

Community-based ecotourism and primate watching as a conservation tool in the Amazon Rainforest (2021)
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Lebrao, C., Rosa, L., Paim, F., Nassar, P., Rocha El Bizri, H., & Silva, F. (2021). Community-based ecotourism and primate watching as a conservation tool in the Amazon Rainforest. International Journal of Primatology, 42, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-021-00226-2

Community-based tourism is a participatory approach implemented to support the economic and social development of local communities. Here, we present the preliminary results of an initiative of primate tourism in the Mamirauá Reserve for Sustainable... Read More about Community-based ecotourism and primate watching as a conservation tool in the Amazon Rainforest.

Large-scale trade in a songbird that is extinct in the wild (2021)
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Nijman, V., Campera, M., Rocha El Bizri, H., Hedger, K., Ali Imron, M., Morcatty, T., …Nekaris, K. (2021). Large-scale trade in a songbird that is extinct in the wild. Diversity, 13(6), 238. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13060238

first_pagesettingsOrder Article Reprints Open AccessArticle Large-Scale Trade in a Songbird That Is Extinct in the Wild by Vincent Nijman 1,*ORCID,Marco Campera 1,2,*ORCID,Ahmad Ardiansyah 2,3,Michela Balestri 1,2,Hani R. El Bizri 1ORCID,Budiadi B... Read More about Large-scale trade in a songbird that is extinct in the wild.

Social Correlates of and Reasons for Primate Meat Consumption in Central Amazonia (2021)
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Lemos, L., Loureiro, L., Morcatty, T., Fa, J., Neto, C., Jesus, A., …Rocha El Bizri, H. (2021). Social Correlates of and Reasons for Primate Meat Consumption in Central Amazonia. International Journal of Primatology, 42, 499 - 521. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-021-00214-6

Traditionally, humans have consumed nonhuman primates in many places, including throughout the Amazon region. However, primate consumption rates are changing with rising urbanization and market access. We characterize primate consumption in central A... Read More about Social Correlates of and Reasons for Primate Meat Consumption in Central Amazonia.

Community-based environmental protection in the Brazilian Amazon: recent history, legal landmarks and expansion across protected areas (2021)
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Franco, C., Rocha El Bizri, H., Souza, P., Fa, J., Valsecchi, J., Sousa, I., & Quieroz, H. (2021). Community-based environmental protection in the Brazilian Amazon: recent history, legal landmarks and expansion across protected areas. Journal of Environmental Management, 287, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112314

Globally, community-based initiatives are effective in protecting ecosystems and the species within them. In this paper, we analyze the emergence and large-scale expansion of a community-based environmental protection system (the Voluntary Environmen... Read More about Community-based environmental protection in the Brazilian Amazon: recent history, legal landmarks and expansion across protected areas.

Caça de Vertebrados no Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Acre (2021)
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Lemos, L., Rocha El Bizri, H., Valsecchi, J., Santos, A., Koga, D., & Silva, F. (2021). Caça de Vertebrados no Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Acre

Apesar de a caça de animais silvestres garantir a segurança alimentar de populações rurais e indígenas na Amazônia, a atividade representa um desafio para a conservação da biodiversidade. Mesmo em unidades de conservação (UCs), o impacto da extração... Read More about Caça de Vertebrados no Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Acre.

Mysterious disappearances of a large mammal in Neotropical forests (2020)
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Fragoso, J., Antunes, A., Altrichter, M., Constantino, P., Zapate-Rios, G., Camino, M., …et al. (2020). Mysterious disappearances of a large mammal in Neotropical forests. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.08.416552

The drivers of periodic population cycling by some animal species in northern systems remain unresolved1. Mysterious disappearances of populations of the Neotropical, herdforming white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari, henceforth “WLP”) have been anecd... Read More about Mysterious disappearances of a large mammal in Neotropical forests.

LED flashlight technology facilitates wild meat extraction across the tropics (2020)
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Bowler, M., Beirne, C., Tobler, M., Anderson, M., Rocha El Bizri, H., & et al. (2020). LED flashlight technology facilitates wild meat extraction across the tropics. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(9), 489-495. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2242

Hunting for wild meat in the tropics provides subsistence and income for millions of people. Methods have remained relatively unchanged since the introduction of shotguns and battery-powered incandescent flashlights, but the short battery life of suc... Read More about LED flashlight technology facilitates wild meat extraction across the tropics.

Social and biological correlates of wild meat consumption and trade by rural communities in the Jutaí river basin, Central Amazonia (2020)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Morcatty, T., Ferreira, J., Mayor, P., Neto, C., Valsecchi, J., …Fa, J. (2020). Social and biological correlates of wild meat consumption and trade by rural communities in the Jutaí river basin, Central Amazonia. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-40.2.183

Wild animals are an important source of food and income throughout the Amazon basin, particularly for forest-dependent communities living in the more remote regions. Through interviews in 51 households within 16 communities in the Jutaí River Extract... Read More about Social and biological correlates of wild meat consumption and trade by rural communities in the Jutaí river basin, Central Amazonia.

Age, religion, and taboos influence subsistence hunting by indigenous people of the Lower Madeira River, Brazilian Amazon (2020)
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Knoop, S., Morcatty, T., Rocha El Bizri, H., & Cheyne, S. (2020). Age, religion, and taboos influence subsistence hunting by indigenous people of the Lower Madeira River, Brazilian Amazon. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-40.2.131

Subsistence hunting is an essential livelihood strategy of Indigenous people in the Amazon. The present study examines the aspects influencing hunting practices by the Indigenous Maraguá people in the central Amazon, Brazil. We used a Generalized Add... Read More about Age, religion, and taboos influence subsistence hunting by indigenous people of the Lower Madeira River, Brazilian Amazon.

Involving local communities for effective citizen science: determining game species' reproductive status to assess hunting effects in tropical forests (2020)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Fa, J., Lemos, L., Campos-Silva, J., Neto, A., Valsecchi, J., & Mayor, P. (2020). Involving local communities for effective citizen science: determining game species' reproductive status to assess hunting effects in tropical forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(2), 224-235. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13633

Involving communities in sustainable wildlife management in tropical forests can ensure food security and livelihoods of millions of forest dwellers that depend on wild meat, and also safeguard hunted species. Mathematical models have been developed... Read More about Involving local communities for effective citizen science: determining game species' reproductive status to assess hunting effects in tropical forests.

Fetal bone development in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca, Rodentia, Cuniculidae) determined using ultrasonography (2020)
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da Silva, G., Monteiro, F., Pereira, T., de Matos, S., Andrade, R., & Rocha El Bizri, H. (2020). Fetal bone development in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca, Rodentia, Cuniculidae) determined using ultrasonography. Journal of Anatomy, 237(1), 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13184

Studying the timing of the main events of embryonic and fetal development may clarify the strategies adopted by species to maximize neonatal survival and the consequences of these events for their life history. This study describes bone development d... Read More about Fetal bone development in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca, Rodentia, Cuniculidae) determined using ultrasonography.

Toward a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector (2019)
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L., C., J.E., F., K., A., N., V. V., C., S., D., W., …R., N. (2019). Toward a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). https://doi.org/10.17528/cifor/007046

The meat of wild species, referred to in this report as ‘wild meat’, is an essential source of protein and a generator of income for millions of forest-living communities in tropical and subtropical regions. However, unsustainable harvest rates curre... Read More about Toward a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector.

Urban wild meat consumption and trade in central Amazonia (2019)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Morcatty, T., Valsecchi, J., & Mayor, P. (2019). Urban wild meat consumption and trade in central Amazonia. Conservation Biology, 34(2), 438-448. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13420

The switch from hunting wild meat for home consumption to supplying more lucrative city markets in Amazonia can adversely affect some game species. Despite this, information on the amounts of wild meat eaten in Amazonian cities is still limited. We e... Read More about Urban wild meat consumption and trade in central Amazonia.

Embryonic and fetal development of the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) (2019)
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Mayor, P., da Silva, G., Andrade, R., Monteiro, F., & Rocha El Bizri, H. (2019). Embryonic and fetal development of the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu). Animal Reproduction Science, 208, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2019.106123

The relative timing of the main fetal development events in species determine the extent of fetal development at birth, which range along a gradient of having altricial and precocial traits. The results from this study allow for description of import... Read More about Embryonic and fetal development of the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu).

Assessing the minimum sampling effort required to reliably monitor wild meat trade in urban markets (2019)
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Mayor, P., Rocha El Bizri, H., Morcatty, T., Moya, K., Solis, S., & Bodmer, R. (2019). Assessing the minimum sampling effort required to reliably monitor wild meat trade in urban markets. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.180

The trade of wild meat generates great economic returns for local communities but at a cost of increasing harvest rates of game species. Monitoring wild meat trade in urban markets is a low-cost method that can be employed to assess impacts of huntin... Read More about Assessing the minimum sampling effort required to reliably monitor wild meat trade in urban markets.

Embryonic and fetal development of the red brocket deer (Mazama americana) (2019)
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Mayor, P., Pereira, T., Andrade, R., Gonzalez-Benavent, E., Monteiro, F., Bodmer, R., …Rocha El Bizri, H. (2019). Embryonic and fetal development of the red brocket deer (Mazama americana). Theriogenology, 134, 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2019.05.015

The red brocket deer (Mazama americana), a medium-sized Neotropical ungulate, is one of the most hunted mammals in the Amazon. This study analyzes the intrauterine development in the red brocket deer through the description of the external and intern... Read More about Embryonic and fetal development of the red brocket deer (Mazama americana).

Long-term population monitoring of the threatened and endemic black-headed squirrel monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii) shows the importance of protected areas for primate conservation in Amazonia (2019)
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Paim, F., Rocha El Bizri, H., Paglia, A., & Quieroz, H. (2019). Long-term population monitoring of the threatened and endemic black-headed squirrel monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii) shows the importance of protected areas for primate conservation in Amazonia. American Journal of Primatology, 81(6), https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22988

Population monitoring of endangered species is essential to the improvement of their management and conservation plans. The black-headed squirrel monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii) is a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List and has extreme geographical en... Read More about Long-term population monitoring of the threatened and endemic black-headed squirrel monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii) shows the importance of protected areas for primate conservation in Amazonia.

Age at sexual maturity, first parturition and reproductive senescence in wild lowland pacas (Cuniculus paca): implications for harvest sustainability (2019)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Fa, J., Valsecchi, J., Bodmer, R., & Mayor, P. (in press). Age at sexual maturity, first parturition and reproductive senescence in wild lowland pacas (Cuniculus paca): implications for harvest sustainability. Animal Reproduction Science, 205, 105-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2019.04.009

Generation length (GL) of a mammal, calculated through the age at sexual maturity, first reproduction and reproductive senescence can be used to assess the capacity of a population of a species to withstand differing amounts of hunting pressure by hu... Read More about Age at sexual maturity, first parturition and reproductive senescence in wild lowland pacas (Cuniculus paca): implications for harvest sustainability.

Breeding seasonality in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca) in Amazonia: interactions with rainfall, fruiting, and sustainable hunting (2018)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Fa, J., Bowler, M., Valsecchi, J., Bodmer, R., & Mayor, P. (2018). Breeding seasonality in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca) in Amazonia: interactions with rainfall, fruiting, and sustainable hunting. Journal of Mammalogy, 99(5), 1101-1111. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyy102

The resilience of a given species to hunting is conditioned by the effect of potential threats upon the more sensitive periods in its life history, such as when animals are breeding. We investigated the environmental drivers of breeding seasonality i... Read More about Breeding seasonality in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca) in Amazonia: interactions with rainfall, fruiting, and sustainable hunting.

Menstrual cycle in four New World primates: Poeppig's woolly monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii), red uakari (Cacajao calvus), large-headed capuchin (Sapajus macrocephalus) and nocturnal monkey (Aotus nancymaae) (2018)
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Mayor, P., Pereria, W., Nacher, V., Navarro, M., Monteiro, F., Rocha El Bizri, H., & Carretero, A. (2018). Menstrual cycle in four New World primates: Poeppig's woolly monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii), red uakari (Cacajao calvus), large-headed capuchin (Sapajus macrocephalus) and nocturnal monkey (Aotus nancymaae). Theriogenology, 123, 11-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.09.019

Genital organs from 33 nocturnal monkeys Aotus namcymaae, 29 Poeppig's woolly monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii), 21 red uakaris (Cacajao calvus) and 11 large-headed capuchins (Sapajus macrocephalus) were histologically analyzed in order to describe the e... Read More about Menstrual cycle in four New World primates: Poeppig's woolly monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii), red uakari (Cacajao calvus), large-headed capuchin (Sapajus macrocephalus) and nocturnal monkey (Aotus nancymaae).

Fetal development of the Poeppig's woolly monkey ( Lagothrix poeppigii ) (2018)
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Andrade, R., Monteiro, F., Rocha El Bizri, H., Vicente, W., Guimaraes, D., & Mayor, P. (2018). Fetal development of the Poeppig's woolly monkey ( Lagothrix poeppigii ). Theriogenology, 110, 34-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.12.022

The intrauterine development is an evolutionary strategy that prepares the neonate for extra-uterine life, thus providing important information on the life history of species. In this study, we described the external and internal morphology of 25 fet... Read More about Fetal development of the Poeppig's woolly monkey ( Lagothrix poeppigii ).

Embryonic and fetal morphology in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca): a precocial hystricomorph rodent (2017)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Monteiro, F., Andrade, R., Valsecchi, J., Guimaraes, D., & Mayor, P. (2017). Embryonic and fetal morphology in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca): a precocial hystricomorph rodent. Theriogenology, 104, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.08.004

In mammals, the embryonic and fetal development of a species has evolved to maximize neonatal survival. In this study, we use a sample of 132 embryos/fetuses of wild lowland paca (Cuniculus paca), obtained over a period of 15 years through collaborat... Read More about Embryonic and fetal morphology in the lowland paca (Cuniculus paca): a precocial hystricomorph rodent.

Assessment of mammal reproduction for hunting sustainability through community-based sampling of species in the wild (2016)
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Mayor, P., Rocha El Bizri, H., Bodmer, R., & Bowler, M. (2016). Assessment of mammal reproduction for hunting sustainability through community-based sampling of species in the wild. Conservation Biology, 31(4), 912-923. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12870

Wildlife subsistence hunting is a major source of protein for tropical rural populations and a prominent conservation issue. The intrinsic rate of natural increase. (rmax) of populations is a key reproductive parameter in the most used assessments of... Read More about Assessment of mammal reproduction for hunting sustainability through community-based sampling of species in the wild.

Turning the game around for conservation: using traditional hunting knowledge to improve the capture efficiency of Amazon lowland pacas (2016)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Araujo, L., Araujo, W., Maranhao, L., & Valsecchi, J. (2016). Turning the game around for conservation: using traditional hunting knowledge to improve the capture efficiency of Amazon lowland pacas. Wildlife Biology, 22(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.2981/wlb.00127

The lowland paca Cuniculus paca is a large rodent and is one of the most hunted mammal species in the Neotropics. Conservation strategies for the lowland paca that depend on data from live captures have been hampered due to the elusive behavior of th... Read More about Turning the game around for conservation: using traditional hunting knowledge to improve the capture efficiency of Amazon lowland pacas.

The thrill of the chase: uncovering illegal sport hunting in Brazil through YouTube™ posts (2015)
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Rocha El Bizri, H., Morcatty, T., Lima, J., & Valsecchi, J. (2015). The thrill of the chase: uncovering illegal sport hunting in Brazil through YouTube™ posts. Ecology and Society, 20(3), https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-07882-200330

The impacts of unregulated sport hunting can severely affect populations of target game species. Because hunting in Brazil is limited by law, obtaining data on illegal sport hunting in this country is challenging. We used an unusual online resource,... Read More about The thrill of the chase: uncovering illegal sport hunting in Brazil through YouTube™ posts.

Subsistence hunting of Cuniculus paca in the middle of the Solimões River, Amazonas, Brazil,Caça de subsistência de Cuniculus paca no Médio Solimões, Amazonas, Brasil (2014)
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Valsecchi, J., Rocha El Bizri, H., & Figueira, J. (2014). Subsistence hunting of Cuniculus paca in the middle of the Solimões River, Amazonas, Brazil,Caça de subsistência de Cuniculus paca no Médio Solimões, Amazonas, Brasil. https://doi.org/10.1590/bjb.2014.0098

Ungulates, large primates and caviomorfs are cited by Amazonian hunters as preferred species. In this research, paca (Cuniculus paca) hunting was investigated in relation to water levels and the lunar cycle. In eight years of monitoring in the Amanã... Read More about Subsistence hunting of Cuniculus paca in the middle of the Solimões River, Amazonas, Brazil,Caça de subsistência de Cuniculus paca no Médio Solimões, Amazonas, Brasil.

Life history, distribution and abundance of the giant earthworm Rhinodrilus alatus RIGHI 1971: conservation and management implications (2013)
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Drumond, M., Guimarães, A., El Bizri, H., Giovanetti, L., Sepúlveda, D., & Martins, R. (2013). Life history, distribution and abundance of the giant earthworm Rhinodrilus alatus RIGHI 1971: conservation and management implications. #Journal not on list, 73(4), 699-708. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1519-69842013000400004

Rhinodrilus alatus is an endemic giant earthworm of the Brazilian Cerrado hotspot used as live bait for about 80 years. The goal of this study was to gather ecological data about this species, which will support the establishment of management strate... Read More about Life history, distribution and abundance of the giant earthworm Rhinodrilus alatus RIGHI 1971: conservation and management implications.

Habitat loss and mammalian extinction patterns: are the reserves in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, southeastern Brazil, effective in conserving mammals? (2013)
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Morcatty, T., Rocha El Bizri, H., Carneiro, H., Biasizzo, R., Almeri, C., da Silva, E., …Figuiera, J. (2013). Habitat loss and mammalian extinction patterns: are the reserves in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, southeastern Brazil, effective in conserving mammals?. Ecological Research, 28, 935-947. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11284-013-1076-3

Habitat loss is considered to be the principal cause of the local extinction of mammals worldwide. We assessed the extinction pattern of medium- and large-sized mammals caused by the effects of habitat loss in reserves in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero,... Read More about Habitat loss and mammalian extinction patterns: are the reserves in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, southeastern Brazil, effective in conserving mammals?.

Embryonic and fetal development of the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari)
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Andrade, R., Monteiro, F., Rocha El Bizri, H., Pantoja, L., Bodmer, R., Valsecchi, J., & Mayor, P. Embryonic and fetal development of the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari). Theriogenology, 119, 163-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.07.006

The white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) is an endangered large-sized Neotropical ungulate that is one of the most hunted mammals in the Amazon. Here, we used two embryos and 102 white-lipped peccary fetuses originated from animals hunted for subsis... Read More about Embryonic and fetal development of the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari).