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Hunting of protected animals in the Parc National d'Ankarafantsika, north-western Madagascar

  • Gerardo García (a1) and Steven M. Goodman (a2)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605303000206
  • Published online: 01 February 2003
Abstract

Bones were obtained from the temporary camp of raffia palm fibre harvesters in the Parc National d'Ankarafantsika in north-western Madagascar. Based on the context of their deposition, knife-cut marks, and burn marks these animals were consumed for food. The minimum number of individuals (MNI) of wild animals represented in the sample was 49, and included turtles (MNI = 5), birds (MNI = 4), tenrecs (MNI = 4), Carnivora (MNI = 2), lemurs (MNI = 32), and bush pigs (MNI = 2). The majority of these animals are protected by Malagasy law and are endemic to the island.

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Corresponding author Field Museum of Natural History, 1200 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA, and World Wide Fund for Nature, B.P. 738, Antananarivo (101), Madagascar. E-mail: goodman@fmnh.org
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