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Table 1 Human population size, number of recorded and interviewed hunters, and catchment areas for hunting in four communities of the Yucatan Peninsula, southeast Mexico (March 2010 – March 2011)

From: Wildlife uses and hunting patterns in rural communities of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

  Community
  20NOV NB XHZ + UHM CHV
Ethnic group Maya Mestizo Maya Maya
Population size 350 420 1902 416
Hunters a 30 37 64 23
Total interviewed 25 32 44 26
Structured interviews (hunters) 10 15 16 11
In-depth interviews (hunters and others) 11 13 20 9
Community total area (km2) 350 530 550 b 550 b
Hunting catchment area (km2) 240 400 455 c 125 c
  1. a Numbers of hunters whose activities were recorded in hunting forms.
  2. b Area shared by the two communities.
  3. c Areas overlapped in about 50 km2.
  4. 20NOV: 20 de Noviembre; NB: Nuevo Becal; XHZ + UHM: X-Hazil Sur + Uh May; CHV: Chankaj Veracruz.
  5. The shapes of catchment areas were not circular and villages were located close to one of the community boundaries.