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  1. Wild and domestic animals and their by-products are important ingredients in the preparation of curative, protective and preventive medicines. Despite the medicinal use of animals worldwide, this topic has rec...

    Authors: Jorge Hernandez, Claudia M Campos and Carlos E Borghi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:15

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  2. Remnant forests found in areas that have long been converted to agricultural landscapes are refuges of wild useful plants; and societies inhabiting them are custodians of rich indigenous botanical knowledge. T...

    Authors: Getnet Chekole, Zemede Asfaw and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:4

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  3. Previous studies showed an in-depth ecological understanding by traditional people of managing natural resources. We studied the landscape ethnoecological knowledge (LEEK) of Székelys on the basis of 16-19th cent...

    Authors: Zsolt Molnár, Krisztina Gellény, Katalin Margóczi and Marianna Biró

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:3

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  4. Cameroon is known as Africa in miniature because of its multitude of ecosystems and associated biodiversity, cultures and traditions. The country also harbors very ancient human populations whose relationship ...

    Authors: Kadiri Serge Bobo, Fodjou Florence Mariam Aghomo and Bonito Chia Ntumwel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:2

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  5. Rural households in the Mahafaly region of semi-arid SW-Madagascar strongly depend on the exploitation of natural resources for their basic needs and income regeneration. An overuse of such resources threatens...

    Authors: Jessica N Andriamparany, Katja Brinkmann, Vololoniaina Jeannoda and Andreas Buerkert

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:82

    Content type: Research

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  6. The present study examined the exploitation of bird species by the residents of a rural community in the Brazilian semi-arid zone, and their preferences for species with different characteristics.

    Authors: Pedro Hudson Rodrigues Teixeira, Thiago do Nascimento Thel, Jullio Marques Rocha Ferreira, Severino Mendes de Azevedo Jr, Wallace Rodrigues Telino Junior and Rachel Maria Lyra-Neves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:81

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  7. Agrobiodiversity is said to contribute to the sustainability of agricultural systems and food security. However, how this is achieved especially in smallholder farming systems in arid and semi-arid areas is ra...

    Authors: Alcade C Segnon and Enoch G Achigan-Dako

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:80

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  8. TEK, ecological and economic aspects of columnar cacti were studied in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico to design sustainable regimes of fruit harvest. We analysed the amounts of edible fruit, seeds and flowers pro...

    Authors: Edgar Pérez-Negrón, Patricia Dávila and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:79

    Content type: Research

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  9. In South Africa, traditional health practitioners’ (THPs) explanatory frameworks concerning illness aetiologies are much researched. However there is a gap in the literature on how THPs understand HIV-related ...

    Authors: Denver Davids, Tarryn Blouws, Oluwaseyi Aboyade, Diana Gibson, Joop T De Jong, Charlotte Van’t Klooster and Gail Hughes

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:77

    Content type: Research

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  10. Pangolins (Manidae) have long been used for traditional medicinal purposes in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa. However, very little is known about the extent of this use, the body parts that are used and the ...

    Authors: Maxwell K Boakye, Darren W Pietersen, Antoinette Kotzé, Desiré L Dalton and Raymond Jansen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:76

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  11. The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyze the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants used by residents in Gayasan National Park in order to obtain basic data regarding the sustainable conserva...

    Authors: Mi-Jang Song, Hyun Kim, Byoung-Yoon Lee, Heldenbrand Brian, Chan-Ho Park and Chang-Woo Hyun

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:74

    Content type: Research

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  12. Large carnivores such as pumas are frequently killed due to conflicts with human populations involving predation on domestic herds. In Southern Brazil, traditional pasture systems, where animals feed without s...

    Authors: Francine Schulz, Rodrigo C Printes and Larissa R Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:73

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  13. Poverty is pervasive in the Swat Valley, Pakistan. Most of the people survive by farming small landholdings. Many earn additional income by collecting and selling plant material for use in herbal medicine. Thi...

    Authors: Hassan Sher, Ali Aldosari, Ahmad Ali and Hugo J de Boer

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:71

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  14. The genus Ficus, collectively known as figs, is a key component of tropical forests and is well known for its ethnobotanical importance. In recent decades an increasing number of studies have shown the indigenous...

    Authors: Yinxian Shi, Huabin Hu, Youkai Xu and Aizhong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:68

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  15. The Sierra Madre Occidental of Chihuahua in Northern Mexico is inhabited by indigenous Raramuris, mestizos, and other ethnic groups. The territory consists of canyons and ravines with pine, oak and pine-oak fo...

    Authors: Miroslava Quiñónez-Martínez, Felipe Ruan-Soto, Ivonne Estela Aguilar-Moreno, Fortunato Garza-Ocañas, Toutcha Lebgue-Keleng, Pablo Antonio Lavín-Murcio and Irma Delia Enríquez-Anchondo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:67

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  16. Agave inaequidens and A. hookeri are anciently used species for producing the fermented beverage ‘pulque’, food and fiber in central Mexico. A. inaequidens is wild and cultivated and A. hookeri only cultivated, A...

    Authors: Carmen Julia Figueredo, Alejandro Casas, Patricia Colunga-GarcíaMarín, Jafet M Nassar and Antonio González-Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:66

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  17. In the Amazon rainforest, biodiversity is a significant resource for traditional communities, as it can be used as a relevant source of protein and it has a promising zootherapeutic potential. Studies on knowl...

    Authors: Flávio Bezerra Barros and Pierre de Aguiar Azevedo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:65

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  18. This study aims to understand how the stem bark of Stryphnodendron rotundifolium Mart. is used by a rural community in the savanna of Northeastern Brazil, associated with a preliminary assessment involving plant ...

    Authors: Ivanilda Soares Feitosa, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque and Júlio Marcelino Monteiro

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:64

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  19. Agave species have been used for thousands of years in the Tehuacán Valley, but the current mescal production has great impact on populations of the most used species. Harvesting of A. potatorum takes place befor...

    Authors: América Delgado-Lemus, Alejandro Casas and Oswaldo Téllez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:63

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  20. Trough collections of plants and interviews with 110 individuals, an ethnobotanical study was conducted in order to determine the knowledge and use plant species in Rayones, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The aim of this...

    Authors: Eduardo Estrada-Castillón, Miriam Garza-López, José Ángel Villarreal-Quintanilla, María Magdalena Salinas-Rodríguez, Brianda Elizabeth Soto-Mata, Humberto González-Rodríguez, Dino Ulises González-Uribe, Israel Cantú-Silva, Artemio Carrillo-Parra and César Cantú-Ayala

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:62

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  21. The taste and smell of medicinal plants and their relation to the cultural landscape of a Mapuche-Tehuelche community in the Patagonian steppe was investigated. We assume that the landscapes as a source of the...

    Authors: Soledad Molares and Ana Ladio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:61

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  22. Miombo woodlands play an important role in the livelihood of people living in sub-equatorial African countries, contributing to satisfy basic human needs such as food, medicine, fuelwood and building materials. H...

    Authors: Piero Bruschi, Matteo Mancini, Elisabetta Mattioli, Michela Morganti and Maria Adele Signorini

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:59

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  23. Traditional agrosystems are the places were crop species have evolved and continue to evolve under a combination of human and environmental pressures. A better knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the dynami...

    Authors: Lamyae Chentoufi, Ali Sahri, Mustapha Arbaoui, Loubna Belqadi, Ahmed Birouk, Pierre Roumet and Marie-Hélène Muller

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:58

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  24. Known worldwide as the “traveler’s tree”, the Malagasy endemic species Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn. (Strelitziaceae) is considered as an iconic symbol of Madagascar. It is a widespread species in the eastern p...

    Authors: Nivo Rakotoarivelo, Aina Razanatsima, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Lucien Rasoaviety, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Alyse R Kuhlman, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:57

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  25. Plants represent one of the most accessible resources available for mosquito control by communities in Tanzania. However, no documented statistics exist for their contribution in the management of mosquitoes a...

    Authors: Ester Innocent, Ahmed Hassanali, William NW Kisinza, Prince PP Mutalemwa, Stephen Magesa and Edmund Kayombo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:56

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  26. Studies on popular names of birds help to understand the relationship between human beings and birds and it also contributes to the field of ornithology.

    Authors: Ana Teresa Galvagne Loss, Eraldo Medeiros Costa Neto, Caio Graco Machado and Fernando Moreira Flores

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:55

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  27. Fishermen’s knowledge is a source of indispensable information in decision-making processes related to efforts to stimulate the management and conservation of fishing resources, especially in developing countr...

    Authors: Márcio Luiz Vargas Barbosa-Filho, Alexandre Schiavetti, Daniela Trigueirinho Alarcon and Eraldo Medeiros Costa-Neto

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:54

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  28. Our study analysed the vulnerability of the useful Agave species of the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico, considering ecological, cultural and economic aspects, and management types. We hypothesized that management intens...

    Authors: América Delgado-Lemus, Ignacio Torres, José Blancas and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:53

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  29. Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) of traditional fishermen may be the only source of information regarding the conservation of the marine ecosystem and its endangered species. One of these species is Epinephelus i...

    Authors: Harildon M Ferreira, Gil M Reuss-Strenzel, Johnatas A Alves and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:51

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  30. This article reports historical ethnobotany research conducted from a study of the work Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (Natural History of Brazil), authored by Piso and Marcgrave and published in 1648, with main fo...

    Authors: Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:50

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  31. Traditional medicine in India can be classified into codified (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) and non-codified (folk medicine) systems. Both the systems contributing equally to the primary healthcare in ...

    Authors: Vinayak Upadhya, Harsha V Hegde, Shripad Bhat and Sanjiva D Kholkute

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:49

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  32. This study compares the efficiency of identifying the plants in an area of semi-arid Northeast Brazil by methods that a) access the local knowledge used in ethnobotanical studies using semi-structured intervie...

    Authors: Henrique Costa Hermenegildo Silva, Rinaldo Luiz Ferreira Caraciolo, Luiz Carlos Marangon, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Lucilene Lima Santos and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:48

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  33. Stingless bees were significant resources managed by Mesoamerican peoples during pre-Columbian times and remain important in particular areas. Our study aimed at inventorying stingless bees’ species, tradition...

    Authors: Alejandro Reyes-González, Andrés Camou-Guerrero, Octavio Reyes-Salas, Arturo Argueta and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:47

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  34. Around 80% of the people of Ethiopia are estimated to be relying on medicinal plants for the treatment of different types of human health problems. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyse the use...

    Authors: Berhane Kidane, Tinde van Andel, Laurentius Josephus Gerardus van der Maesen and Zemede Asfaw

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:46

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  35. There is little information available on the factors influencing people’s selection of wild plants for consumption. Studies suggest a suitable method of understanding the selection of edible plants is to asses...

    Authors: Margarita Paloma Cruz, Patrícia Muniz Medeiros, Iván Sarmiento-Combariza, Nivaldo Peroni and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:45

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  36. This paper explores the nature of food and plants and their meanings in a British Bengali urban context. It focuses on the nature of plants and food in terms of their role in home making, transnational connect...

    Authors: Hannah Maria Jennings, Janice L Thompson, Joy Merrell, Barry Bogin and Michael Heinrich

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:44

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  37. The tribal inhabitants of the Skardu valley (Pakistan) live in an area of great endemic botanic diversity. This paper presents the first quantitative ethnomedicinal spectrum of the valley and information on th...

    Authors: Abida Bano, Mushtaq Ahmad, Taibi Ben Hadda, Abdul Saboor, Shazia Sultana, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad Pukhtoon Zada Khan, Muhammad Arshad and Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:43

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  38. In savannah-dominated Bénin, West Africa, and forest-dominated Gabon, Central Africa, plants are a major source of healthcare for women and children. Due to this high demand and the reliance on wild population...

    Authors: Alexandra M Towns, Sofie Ruysschaert, Esther van Vliet and Tinde van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:42

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  39. Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman is a major food security crop in Southern Ethiopia, where it was originally domesticated and during millennia became pivotal crop around which an entire farming system has deve...

    Authors: Temesgen Magule Olango, Bizuayehu Tesfaye, Marcello Catellani and Mario Enrico Pè

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:41

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  40. A majority of Ethiopians rely on traditional medicine as their primary form of health care, yet they are in danger of losing both their knowledge and the plants they have used as medicines for millennia. This ...

    Authors: Elizabeth d’Avigdor, Hans Wohlmuth, Zemede Asfaw and Tesfaye Awas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:38

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