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Table 1 Village and survey characteristics

From: Hunters and hunting across indigenous and colonist communities at the forest-agriculture interface: an ethnozoological study from the Peruvian Amazon

Communities Population [28] HH survey sample Hunter survey sample Principal livelihood strategies Approx. area Access routes Time to Pucallpa Primary forest cover
1. Caco Macaya 1031 34 10 Subsistence agriculture (corn, banana, and tubers), fishing, and logging 20 km2 River 18 h Medium
2. Junín Pablo 922 26 3 Subsistence agriculture (corn, cassava, and banana), commercialization of bijao leaves, fishing, and logging 8 km2 River 16 h Medium
3. Puerto Belén 893 35 7 Subsistence and commercial agriculture (banana, papaya, and corn), fishing, cattle ranching, and hunting 11 km2 River 12 h High
Riverine colonist
4. Cunchuri 604 22 3 Subsistence agriculture (fruit trees, small farm animals) fishing and hunting 35 km2 River 3 h Medium
5. Naranjal 289 11 6 Subsistence agriculture (corn, banana, and rice), commercial agriculture (sugar cane, and cacao), logging, fishing, and cattle ranching 10 km2 River and road 4 h (river); 1 h (road); Medium
Land-based colonist
6. La Unión 959 29 7 Subsistence agriculture, commercial agriculture (palm oil and cacao), and cattle ranching 55 km2 Road 1.5 h Medium
7. Monte de los Olivos 313 26 3 Subsistence agriculture and commercial agriculture (palm oil and cacao) 25 km2 Road 1.5 h Low
8. Pueblo Libre 354 13 2 Subsistence agriculture and commercial agriculture (palm oil) 25 km2 Road 3 h Medium
9. Yerbas Buenas 337 34 1 Subsistence agriculture and commercial agriculture (palm oil, pineapple, and citric fruits) 20 km2 Road 1 h Low
Total 5702 230 42   209 km2    
  1. To provide context, forest cover values were classified into three levels: “High” represents that 81% or more of the community territory has a 60% canopy cover, “Medium” represents that between 51 to 80% of the territory has a 60% canopy cover, and “Low” represents that 50% or less of the territory has a 60% forest cover