Table 4. Mean (SD) consumption of the top five hunted game animals (2003–2004), and changes in animal populations over the last ten years as reported by a random subsample of households.


Community A (n = 10) Community B (n = 10)
Species Annual consumption per household Population change Annual consumption per household Population change
Paca (Agouti paca) 7.7 (5.5) + 14.1 (11.3)
Amazon Blue-fronted Parrot (Amazonia ochrocephala) 0.7 (1.7) + 5.5 (9.9)
Tinamou (Crypturelius sp.) 5.0 (5.9) no change 5.0 (3.1)
Brazilian Agouti (Dasyprocta sp.) 2.0 (3.1) + 4.4 (2.8)
White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari) 0.2 (0.4) no change 3.4 (3.5)
Average game consumption 15.7 (10.7) no change 32.4 (18.8)