APPENDIX 1. Sample questionnaire



1 Village of respondent?
2 Sex of respondent?
3 Age of respondent?
4 Marital status?
5 Level of education?
6 Main occupation?
7 Main source of income?
8 Length of time of stay in the village?
9 Time spent outside village?
10 How often do you use the forest?
11 Could you describe what a gorilla looks like?
12 From whom did you first hear about gorillas?
13 Local name of gorilla?
14 Are you afraid of gorillas?
15 What are you reasons for fearing gorillas?
16 What are your reasons for not fearing gorillas?
17 What are gorillas important for?
18 Have you ever trap or hunt?
19 How often did/do you hunt or trap?
20 Do you hunt gorillas?
21 Reasons for not hunting gorillas?
22 Do you know of any local taboo against hunting/eating gorilla?
23 For how long has this taboo been in place to your knowledge?
24 In your opinion are these taboos respected?
25 What is the major source of protien for your family?
26 In your opinion or knowledge are any parts of gorillas used for medicine?
27 What part of the gorilla is used for medicine?
28 What are the illnesses cured using these parts?
29 Can these same illnesses be treated in hospital?
30 If you are sick of any of these diseases will you go to hospital or consult herbalist?
31 How many herbalists do you know who administer this cure?
32 To what extend are these medicine used today compared to the past?
33 In your opinion will gorilla-related medicine be used in the future?
34 Gorillas are totems of village people?
35 To what extent do you agree to the claim that when a gorilla is killed the totem owner dies?
36 To what extent do you agree to the claim that herbalists use gorilla totems to harvest medicinal plants?
37 What is your opinion on the claim that the practice of kinship with gorillas is not good?
38 What is your opinion on the claim that protecting gorillas helps protect people who use gorillas as totems?
39 In your opinion, should we encourage/initiate our children to have/use gorilla totems?