Questionnaire based surveys were conducted in the study area focusing on local hunters, farmers, shopkeepers, shepherds and school children

Questionnaire based surveys were conducted in the study area focusing on local hunters, farmers, shopkeepers, shepherds and school children

Abstract

Questionnaire based surveys were conducted in the study area focusing on local hunters, farmers, shopkeepers, shepherds and school children. During the survey period a total of 250 questionnaires were filled out from the study area including 25 questionnaires from each district. Survey questions included hunters living in the proximity of the study area and were interviewed about their knowledge of pangolin ecology, historic and contemporary pangolin hunting practices, and the dynamics of the trade in pangolins. Interviewees were selected according to their availability and willingness to participate in an informal interview. Since it is illegal to hunt in protected areas or to trade a pangolin without a permit, the issues discussed were extremely sensitive and complete random sampling within the hunter population was not possible. This selection method was feasible and realistic surrogate given the restrictions of time and the sensitive nature of the study topic. Interviews varied in content,

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Muhammad Waseem1, Ahmed Raza1, Hamera Aisha1, Muhammad Naeem Awan1, Tariq Ahmad2, Rabia Nazir2 and Tariq Mahmood2,*
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