Why do Tibetan pastoralists hunt?
Journal article, Peer reviewed
MetadataShow full item record
Original versionLand Use Policy. 2016, 54 116-128. 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.02.004
The Tibetan nomads in the Aru Basin have until recently relied on hunting as an additional source forsubsistence. They hunted the endangered Tibetan antelope or chiru (Pantholops hodgsoni), blue sheep(Pseudois nayaur), Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), wild yak (Bos grunniens), and kiang or Tibetanwild ass (Equus Kiang) both for extra meat, pelts, and for cash. However, in the 1993 a general ban onhunting wildlife was declared, due to the recent dramatic decline in wildlife populations on the TibetanPlateau. This paper argues that the repeal of traditional hunting, which was an integral part of the pas-toral economy, has created an unbalance in the nomads’ economic system that needs to be addressed ifnomadic pastoralists and wildlife in the region are to coexist in the future. Chiru, Chang Tang, Conservation, Hunting, Risk, Tibet
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Land Use Policy in July 2016, available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.02.004. Embargo until 01 August 2019.