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Wild vicuñas management in Cieneguillas, Jujuy.
ARZAMENDIA, Y.; MAIDANA, R; VILÁ, B.; BONACIC, C.
South American Camelids Research, Volume 2
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Lugar: Wageningen, The Netherlands; Año: 2008; p. 139 - 145
The vicuña, Vicugna vicugna, has been used by the settlers of the high Andes since prehistoric times. After the Spanish conquest, the species was almost exterminated by indiscriminate hunting for its valuable pelt. Since the 1969 Vicuña Convention, numbers have recovered from a low of about 6,000 to a current estimate in the region of 200,000. In some areas, vicuña are found at relatively high densities, which has led local communities to begin to view the species as a potentially significant source of income. In this paper, we discuss the effectiveness of different types of management. We present as a case study our experimental management of wild vicuñas (two captures, May and November 2003) in Cieneguillas, Jujuy Province (Argentina). We describe objectives, methodology, social actors, expectations and economic costs of the activity. Key words: vicuñas, management, Cieneguillas.