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Provedor de dados:  Acta Botanica
País:  Brazil
Título:  Ethnobotany of babassu palm ( Attalea speciosa Mart.) in the Tucuruí Lake Protected Areas Mosaic - eastern Amazon
Autores:  Araújo,Fábio Ribeiro
González-Pérez,Sol Elizabeth
Lopes,Maria Aparecida
Viégas,Ismael de Jesus Matos
Data:  2016-06-01
Ano:  2016
Palavras-chave:  Local knowledge
Non-timber forest resources
Palm uses
Riverine community
Tocantins river
Resumo:  ABSTRACT Documenting the ethnobotanical knowledge of populations living in protected areas is important both for science and for the effective conservation of these areas, as it can help to clarify the level of dependency that human communities have on local plant resources. Babassu (Attalea speciosa, Arecaceae) is one of the most important non-timber forest resources of rural communities in the Amazon. We explored the ethnobotanical knowledge and uses of babassu by riverine populations inhabiting the Tucuruí Lake Protected Areas Mosaic in the eastern Amazon, by examining the diversity, purposes and descriptions of its uses and aspects of its extraction. Data were collected in 2010 and 2014 from 193 families. A total of 1,226 use records were cited representing 60 different uses. Records were classified into nine use-categories; utensils and tools was the most important category, followed by construction and human food. The use with the greatest purpose consensus value among the informants was thatch. Babassu proved to be an important resource for the livelihood of the local communities in providing shelter, food and reliable energy. Most informants lacked knowledge about sustainable practices and management of this resource.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Sociedade Botânica do Brasil
Relação:  10.1590/0102-33062015abb0290
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Acta Botanica Brasilica v.30 n.2 2016
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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