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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2016
metadata.dc.creator: ARAÚJO, Fábio Ribeiro
LOPES, Maria Aparecida
VIÉGAS, Ismael de Jesus Matos
metadata.dc.description.affiliation: GONZÁLEZ PÉREZ, S. E.; LOPES, M. A. Universidade Federal do Pará
Title: Ethnobotany of babassu palm ( Attalea speciosa Mart.) in the Tucuruí Lake Protected Areas Mosaic - eastern Amazon
Citation: ARAUJO, Fábio Ribeiro et al. Ethnobotany of babassu palm (Attalea speciosa Mart.) in the Tucuruí Lake Protected Areas Mosaic - eastern Amazon. Acta Botanica Brasilica, Belo Horizonte, v. 30, n. 2, p. 193-204, Apr./June 2016. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em:.
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.
Keywords: Etnobotânica
Recursos naturais
Lago de Tucuruí - PA
Amazônia oriental
Local knowledge
Non-timber forest resources
Palm uses
Series/Report no.: Acta Botanica Brasilica
ISSN: 1677-941X Brasil
Publisher: Sociedade Botânica do Brasil
metadata.dc.publisher.initials: SBB
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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