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  1. Content type: Review

    Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs), an important provisioning ecosystem services, are recognized for their contribution in rural livelihoods and forest conservation. Effective management through sustainable ha...

    Authors: Yadav Uprety, Ram C. Poudel, Janita Gurung, Nakul Chettri and Ram P. Chaudhary

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:19

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:26

  2. Content type: Research

    Indigenous communities of the Thakht-e-Sulamian hills reside in the North-West tribal belt of Pakistan, where disadvantaged socio-economic frames, lack of agricultural land and food insecurity represent crucia...

    Authors: Khalid Ahmad and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:17

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  3. Content type: Research

    This paper discusses the results of ethno-ornithological research conducted on the local ecological knowledge (LEK) of artisanal fishers in northeast Brazil between August 2013 and October 2014.

    Authors: Luciano Pires Andrade, Horasa Maria Lima Silva-Andrade, Rachel Maria Lyra-Neves, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque and Wallace Rodrigues Telino-Júnior

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:16

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  4. Content type: Research

    The rapid assessment of biodiversity making use of surveys of local knowledge has been successful for different biological taxa. However, there are no reports on the testing of such tools for sampling insect ...

    Authors: Daniele Cristina de Oliveira Lima, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Henrique Costa Hermenegildo da Silva and Angelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:15

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  5. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 11 (2015).

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:13

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  6. Content type: Research

    This paper illustrates the results of a study carried out in four Regional Parks of Sicily (Italy), concerning traditional knowledge on food use of wild plant species. The main aims of the paper were: (i) to v...

    Authors: Mario Licata, Teresa Tuttolomondo, Claudio Leto, Giuseppe Virga, Giuseppe Bonsangue, Ignazio Cammalleri, Maria Cristina Gennaro and Salvatore La Bella

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:12

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  7. Content type: Research

    The collection and consumption of wild edibles is an important part in livelihood strategies throughout the world. There is an urgent need to document and safeguard the wild food knowledge, especially in remot...

    Authors: Yanfei Geng, Yu Zhang, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Huyin Huai and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:10

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  8. Content type: Research

    The NE region of India falls in the global hotspot of biodiversity. Wild edible plants (WEPs) are widely consumed in the daily diet of the local people. WEPs are critical for the sustenance of ethnic communiti...

    Authors: Surjata Konsam, Biseshwori Thongam and Arun Kumar Handique

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:11

  9. Content type: Research

    Poor nutritional practices especially in pregnancy and early childhood can result in dire consequences in the growth and development of a child.

    Authors: Uchenna Ekwochi, Chidiebere D. I. Osuorah, Ikenna K. Ndu, Christian Ifediora, Isaac Nwabueze Asinobi and Christopher Bismark Eke

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out in 14 villages adjacent to Mabira Central Forest Reserve (CFR) in Central Uganda between August 2013 and March 2014.

    Authors: Patience Tugume, Esezah K. Kakudidi, Mukadasi Buyinza, Justine Namaalwa, Maud Kamatenesi, Patrick Mucunguzi and James Kalema

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Qualitative evidence on dialogue formation and collaboration is very scanty in Kenya. This study thus aimed at the formation of dialogue and establishment of collaboration among the informal (faith and traditi...

    Authors: Christine W. Musyimi, Victoria N. Mutiso, Erick S. Nandoya and David M. Ndetei

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    Indigenous populations are undergoing rapid ethnobiological, nutritional and socioeconomic transitions while being increasingly integrated into modernizing societies. To better understand the dynamics of these...

    Authors: Ugo D’Ambrosio and Rajindra K. Puri

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    Historically, fishing is an important activity for riverine communities established along the São Francisco River, including indigenous communities. In the present study, we researched fishing activities in tw...

    Authors: Carlos Alberto Batista Santos and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:6

  14. Content type: Research

    The acquisition of local knowledge occurs through complex interactions between individual and contextual characteristics: as context changes, so it changes the acquisition of knowledge. Contemporary small-scal...

    Authors: Sandrine Gallois, Romain Duda, Barry Hewlett and Victoria Reyes-García

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:86

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  15. Content type: Research

    Historical ethnobotanical studies are important, even if they are only descriptive, because they help to throw light on the missing chains needed for diachronic analysis. However, the documentation of traditio...

    Authors: Monika Kujawska, Łukasz Łuczaj and Joanna Typek

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:85

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  16. Content type: Research

    The traditional knowledge about plants and their uses in Turkey is disappearing in recent years because the new generations of villagers migrate to big cities for a better life. Afyonkarahisar located at the i...

    Authors: Süleyman Arı, Mehmet Temel, Mustafa Kargıoğlu and Muhsin Konuk

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:84

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  17. Content type: Research

    Some grass species are richer in coumarin and thus more sweetly scented than others. These have been eagerly sought after in parts of Norway, but the tradition has been weakly documented, both in terms of the ...

    Authors: Torbjørn Alm

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:83

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  18. Content type: Research

    The genus Aloe is renowned for its medicinal and cosmetic properties and long history of use. Sixty-three Aloe species occur in Kenya, of which around 50 % are endemic. Several species of aloes are threatened wit...

    Authors: Charlotte S. Bjorå, Emily Wabuyele, Olwen M. Grace, Inger Nordal and Leonard E. Newton

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:82

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  19. Content type: Research

    This aim of this study is to report upon traditional knowledge and use of wild medicinal plants by the Highlanders of Lukomir, Bjelašnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). The Highlanders are an indigenous commun...

    Authors: Jonathan Ferrier, Lana Saciragic, Sabina Trakić, Eric C. H. Chen, Rachelle L. Gendron, Alain Cuerrier, Michael J. Balick, Sulejman Redžić, Emira Alikadić and John T. Arnason

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:81

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  20. Content type: Research

    Bats are key components to the Neotropical forests. Unfortunately, their bad reputation is a major obstacle in their conservation as it creates fear and hostility towards them. Understanding this reputation ac...

    Authors: Karlla Morganna da Costa Rego, Caio Graco Zeppelini, Luiz Carlos Serramo Lopez and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:80

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:87

  21. Content type: Research

    Rapid modernization in the East Sepik (ES) Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is resulting in a decrease in individuals knowledgeable in medicinal plant use. Here we report a synthesis and comparison of tradit...

    Authors: Michael Koch, Dickson Andrew Kehop, Boniface Kinminja, Malcolm Sabak, Graham Wavimbukie, Katherine M. Barrows, Teatulohi K. Matainaho, Louis R. Barrows and Prem P. Rai

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:79

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  22. Content type: Research

    This article presents the links between technique, commerce and consumption in fishing for zazamushi, a mixture of aquatic insect larvae sold as food souvenirs in Japan. Since zazamushi are mainly collected fo...

    Authors: Nicolas Césard, Seiji Komatsu and Akihisa Iwata

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:78

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  23. Content type: Research

    Agriculture is a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Cameroon, The South West region of Cameroon is known for its potential in the production of major agricultural commodities, but farmers...

    Authors: Esther Obi Oben, Nelson Neba Ntonifor, Sevilor Kekeunou and Martin Nkwa Abbeytakor

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:77

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  24. Content type: Research

    Fish has played an important role in the diet of the population of the mid-Atlantic Faroe Islands. Dried and fermented fish in particular have been an essential storable protein source in an economy where weat...

    Authors: Ingvar Svanberg

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:76

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  25. Content type: Research

    Studies on indigenous knowledge of fauna particular birds and its potential use in biodiversity conservation and management are rare globally. Characteristics used in creating indigenous bird names in many Gha...

    Authors: Justus P. Deikumah, Vida Asieduwaa Konadu and Richard Kwafo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:75

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  26. Content type: Research

    Cha-hua (Camellia reticulata) is one of China’s traditional ornamental flowers developed by the local people of Yunnan Province. Today, more than 500 cultivars and hybrids are recogniz...

    Authors: Tong Xin, Jan de Riek, Huijun Guo, Devra Jarvis, Lijuan Ma and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:74

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  27. Content type: Research

    Although, medicinal plants have been important for women’s health historically, the knowledge about such use during pregnancy in developing countries is limited. This is the first quantitative, ethnobotanical ...

    Authors: Cecilie Sogn Nergard, Thi Phung Than Ho, Drissa Diallo, Ngolo Ballo, Berit Smestad Paulsen and Hedvig Nordeng

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:73

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  28. Content type: Research

    In their quest to understand and interpret nature, people have frequently sought religious or divine origins for plant species and their characteristics. Less often, historical events or persons are involved. ...

    Authors: Torbjørn Alm

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:72

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  29. Content type: Research

    Some Mayan peasant-hunters across the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico still carry out a hunting ritual –Loojil Ts’oon, Loj Ts’oon or Carbine Ceremony– in which they renew the divine permission for hunting in order to...

    Authors: Dídac Santos-Fita, Eduardo J. Naranjo, Erin I.J. Estrada, Ramón Mariaca and Eduardo Bello

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:71

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  30. Content type: Research

    Edible plants with underground storage organs (USOs) are neglected resources. We studied the local ecological knowledge edible plants with (USOs) in rural populations of North-Patagonia in order to establish h...

    Authors: Juan José Ochoa and Ana Haydee Ladio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:70

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  31. Content type: Research

    The use of interdisciplinary approaches such as the proposed report provides a broad understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, revealing reliable aspects not previously considered i...

    Authors: Carolina A. Collier, Miguel S. de Almeida Neto, Gabriela MA Aretakis, Rangel E. Santos, Tiago H. de Oliveira, José S. Mourão, William Severi and Ana CA El-Deir

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:69

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  32. Content type: Research

    Traditional medicine remains the only health care available in many rural areas in Madagascar like the rural community of Ambalabe, located in a very remote area in the eastern part of the country. With limite...

    Authors: Nivo H. Rakotoarivelo, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Vololoniaina H. Jeannoda, Alyse R. Kuhlman, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:68

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  33. Content type: Research

    An ethnobotanical survey was conducted on the Caribbean island of Trinidad to identify medicinal plants commonly used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions.

    Authors: Y. N. Clement, Y. S. Baksh-Comeau and C. E. Seaforth

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:67

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  34. Content type: Research

    Magical charm plants to ensure good luck in hunting, fishing, agriculture, love and warfare are known among many Amerindians groups in the Guianas. Documented by anthropologists as social and political markers...

    Authors: Tinde van Andel, Sofie Ruysschaert, Karin Boven and Lewis Daly

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:66

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  35. Content type: Research

    Traditional apiculture has been practised in Ethiopia over a long historical period and still remains a benign means to extract direct benefits from natural ecosystems. While its contribution to economic devel...

    Authors: Hussien Adal, Zemede Asfaw, Zerihun Woldu, Sebsebe Demissew and Patrick van Damme

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:65

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  36. Content type: Research

    Homegardens in Ethiopia are currently facing different threats mainly due genetic erosion, loss of traditional knowledge on their use and management and drought. On the other hand, research and documentation w...

    Authors: Tefera Mekonen, Mirutse Giday and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:64

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  37. Content type: Research

    Shiri is a small mountainous village in the Republic of Daghestan, in the North Caucasus. Daghestan is Russia’s southernmost and most ethnically and linguistically diverse republic, a considerable part of whic...

    Authors: Iwona Kaliszewska and Iwona Kołodziejska-Degórska

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:63

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  38. Content type: Research

    Worldwide, coastal communities’ ethnomedicinal knowledge has been sporadically recorded and poorly understood. Based on the ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Seri people; a hunting-gathering and fishing society ...

    Authors: Nemer E. Narchi, Luis Ernesto Aguilar-Rosas, José Jesús Sánchez-Escalante and Dora Ofelia Waumann-Rojas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:62

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  39. Content type: Research

    Mescal production is the main economic activity associated to agaves in Mexico, which involves 53 species mostly harvested from forests. The increasing mescal demand has influenced risk in both agave populatio...

    Authors: Ignacio Torres, José Blancas, Alejandro León and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:61

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  40. Content type: Research

    This study focuses on the large outdoor markets of the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo. As the largest metropolitan area in Madagascar with a population of nearly two million, the region has great capacity...

    Authors: Maria Nirina Randriamiharisoa, Alyse R. Kuhlman, Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Harison Rabarison, Nivo Rakotoarivelo, Tabita Randrianarivony, Fortunat Raktoarivony, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:60

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  41. Content type: Research

    Food taboos are known from virtually all human societies and pregnant women have often been targeted. We qualitatively assessed food taboos during pregnancy, its motivating factors, and enforcement mechanisms ...

    Authors: Samson K. Arzoaquoi, Edward E. Essuman, Fred Y. Gbagbo, Eric Y. Tenkorang, Ireneous Soyiri and Amos K. Laar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:59

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  42. Content type: Research

    This study aimed at exploring the roles of a Vaidya – an uncodified traditional doctor – in a community in Kerala State, India. Special attention was paid to the characteristics of the Vaidya’s patients in com...

    Authors: Sachi Matsuoka

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:57

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