Saberes ancestrales sobre el uso de flora y fauna en la comunidad indígena Tikuna de Cushillo Cocha, zona fronteriza Perú-Colombia-Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Ancestral knowledge about the use of flora and fauna in the indigenous community Tikuna from Cushillo Cocha, border with Peru-Colombia-Brazil

Elsa Rengifo-Salgado, Sandra Rios-Torres, Lizardo Fachín Malaverri, Gabriel Vargas-Arana

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Abstract

In the present study, ancestral indigenous knowledge (ethno-knowledge) of the indigenous community "Tikuna from Cushillo Cocha" is reported. The community is located in the province of Ramón Castilla, northeast of Loreto Region, Peru. Data was collected through participatory workshops, interviews and biological expeditions in order to collect plant species, observe animals and identify them in situ, always accompanied by local people considered them with experience and knowledge of their territory. A total of 247 species of flora and fauna were registered. In ethnobotany, 101 species were identified, grouped in seven categories of assigned uses by locals, being food and medicinal categories the most representative. For the case of ethnozoology, 146 species were identified, which are used in six categories, being food and pet categories the most relevant. It was evidenced that the forest is the main source for food, medical supplies, handicrafts, animals as pets to be sold and plants as ornamental, all these with important acceptance by the indigenous population.

Translated title of the contributionAncestral knowledge about the use of flora and fauna in the indigenous community Tikuna from Cushillo Cocha, border with Peru-Colombia-Brazil
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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