Development of different production systems for the sustainable exploitation of the collared peccary-PECARI

Project Details

Description

The collared peccary (CP), Tayassu tajacu, is exploitive in Latin. America to meet the
national demand for wild meat and to supply the export of pelts to international markets. This
production comes often from uncontrolledharvest which can be detrimental to the viability of
the enterprises and to the conservation of the CP.

The project aims at improving the performances of CP production systems, which are
currently unsatisfactory:
(i) intensive small scale CP farming;
(ii) extensive CP ranching in cattle and cocoa estates with remnant natural habitats. The
project will provide the CP industry with the necessary biological data and appropriate
management guidelines to overcome the limiting factors of the intensive CP breeding
schemes.

It will setup innovative CP ranching methods to increase CP production and to bring incentive
for conserv ing natural habitats. A global analysis will determine the most productive,
economically viable and ecologically sustainable system for each situation.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/12/0130/11/04

Funding

  • European Commission: €650,000.00

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