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Table 6 Origins of the knowledge about the animals cited by the research participants

From: Wild vertebrates and their representation by urban/rural students in a region of northeast Brazil

Categories Fish (%) Amphibians (%) Reptiles (%) Birds (%) Mammals (%)
General Urban Rural General Urban Rural General Urban Rural General Urban Rural General Urban Rural
Tradition 1058 (17.3) 623 (17.7) 435 (16.7) 735 (15.5) 369 (13.6) 366 (18.1) 719 (15.0) 349 (12.7) 370 (18.1) 1113 (18.6) 568 (16.5) 545 (21.6) 1448 (21.2) 735 (19.1) 713 (23.8)
Everyday experience 774 (12.6) 439 (12.5) 335 (12.9) 1110 (23.5) 607 (22.4) 503 (24.9) 942 (19.7) 452 (16.5) 490 (24.0) 1232 (20.6) 608 (17.6) 624 (24.7) 1534 (22.4) 756 (19.7) 778 (26.0)
Field experiences 391 (6.4) 154 (4.4) 237 (9.1) 362 (7.7) 143 (5.3) 219 (10.8) 331 (6.9) 154 (5.6) 177 (8.7) 452 (7.6) 181 (5.2) 271 (10.7) 508 (7.4) 308 (8.0) 200 (6.7)
Pet 31 (0.5) 23 (0.7) 8 (0.3) 53 (1.1) 24 (0.9) 29 (1.4) 120 (2.5) 95 (3.5) 25 (1.2) 468 (7.8) 350 (10.1) 118 (4.7) 22 (0.3) 19 (0.5) 3 (0.1)
Hunting/fishing 409 (6.7) 138 (3.9) 271 (10.4) 11 (0.2) 1 (0.0) 10 (0.5) 17 (0.4) 13 (0.5) 4 (0.2) 42 (0.7) 15 (0.4) 27 (1.1) 11 (0.2) 2 (0.1) 9 (0.3)
Commerce 195 (3.2) 127 (3.6) 68 (2.6) 1 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 10 (0.2) 7 (0.2) 3 (0.1) 1 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.0)
Formal education 672 (11.0) 408 (11.6) 264 (10.1) 850 (18.0) 521 (19.3) 329 (16.3) 807 (16.9) 498 (18.1) 309 (15.2) 727 (12.2) 442 (12.8) 285 (11.3) 933 (13.6) 525 (13.7) 408 (13.6)
Media 2532 (41.4) 1563 (44.5) 969 (37.2) 1559 (33.0) 1002 (37.1) 557 (27.5) 1726 (36.1) 1104 (40.2) 622 (30.5) 1857 (31.1) 1222 (35.4) 635 (25.1) 2238 (32.7) 1410 (36.7) 828 (27.6)
Zoological units 41 (0.7) 31 (0.9) 10 (0.4) 35 (0.7) 29 (1.1) 6 (0.3) 107 (2.2) 72 (2.6) 35 (1.7) 68 (1.1) 52 (1.5) 16 (0.6) 119 (1.7) 74 (1.9) 45 (1.5)
Others 20 (0.3) 10 (0.3) 10 (0.4) 11 (0.2) 7 (0.3) 4 (0.2) 15 (0.3) 9 (0.3) 6 (0.3) 11 (0.2) 6 (0.2) 5 (0.2) 27 (0.4) 17 (0.4) 10 (0.3)
Total 6123 3516 2607 4727 2704 2023 4786 2747 2039 5980 3451 2529 6841 3846 2995