Weber Economics & Finance

May 2016, Vol. 2 (3), ISSN:2449-1662

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Research Article

International Trade of Peccaries pelts and benefit sharing


Accepted 27th May, 2016; Available Online 31th May, 2016.


International trade of tanned leather of Pecari tajacu Linnaeus, 1758 "Collared Peccary" and Tayassu peccary Link, 1795 "White-lipped Peccary", has had a low social sustainability indicator 0.3519 and a medium level economic sustainability indicator 0.5248. Furthermore, this influence for social and economic sustainability which has led inequitable benefit sharing in trade chain. Therefore, the fifty million dollars generated in the marketing chain (1986 - 2011) had no influence on the welfare of the affected regions and the participation of economic benefits, which is not significant for native communities or local people. Corresponding to the total generated 7% to hunters in economic benefits, 12% to the local gatherer, 15% to the city gatherer, 62% to the industrial and exporters and 4% to the National Wildlife Authority. This inequitable of benefits distribution does not encourage the conservation and sustainable use of P. tajacu and T. pecari populations in Peru..

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