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Development of different production systems for the sustainable exploitation of the collared peccary (tayassu tajacu) in latin america

Objective

The collared peccary (CP), Tayassu tajacu, is explicated in Latin. America to meet the national demand for wild meat and to supply the export of pelts to international markets. This production comes often from uncontrolled harvest, which can be detrimental to the viability of the enterprises and to the conservation of the CP. The project aims at improving the performances of CP production systems, which are currently unsatisfactory:
(i) intensive small scale CP farming,
(ii) extensive CP ranching in cattle and cocoa estates with remnant natural habitats. The project will provide the CP industry with the necessary biological data and appropriate management guidelines to overcome the limiting factors of the intensive CP breeding schemes. It will set up innovative CP ranching methods to increase CP production and to bring incentive for conserving natural habitats. A global analysis will determine the most productive, economically viable and ecologically sustainable system for each situation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
Address
Campus International De Baillarguet
34398 Montpellier
France

Participants (6)

EMBRAPA - EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA
Brazil
Address
1880,Rue 21 De Setembro 1880, Bairro N. Sra. Fatima
79320-900 Corumba
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Address
Avenue Saint Maurice 53
75012 Paris
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL MAYOR DE SAN MARCOS
Peru
Address
Av. Jose Abelardo Quinones Km 2.5
Iquitos
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE SANTA CRUZ
Brazil
Address
Rod. Ilheus-itabuna, Km 16
45650-000 Ilheus - Bahia
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARA
Brazil
Address
Av. Augusto Correa 01
66075-110 Belem
UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY
United Kingdom
Address
Eliot College
CT2 7NS Canterbury