Can local ecological knowledge provide meaningful information on coastal cetacean diversity? A case study from the northern South China Sea
Lin, Mingli1; Xing, Luru1; Fang, Liang1,2; Huang, Shiang-Lin3; Yao, Chiou-Ju4; Turvey, Samuel T.5; Gozlan, Rodolphe E.6; Li, Songhai1
2019-04-15
Source PublicationOCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT
ISSN0964-5691
Volume172Issue:1Pages:117-127
Abstract

Identifying and evaluating potentially suitable tools to assess the status of cetaceans in coastal waters with high levels of anthropogenic threat represents a first step towards effective conservation management. Local ecological knowledge (LEK) can often provide more extensive information on focal species and biological resources than is available from standard ecological surveys, and is increasingly recognized as an important source of data for conservation research and management, but it has rarely been used as a tool to assess the status of cetaceans. We investigated the efficacy of using LEK from local fishers combined with stranding records to characterise the diversity and distribution of coastal cetaceans in the northern South China Sea, a region with high historical levels of cetacean abundance and diversity but which is experiencing intensifying anthropogenic pressures. Fishers were unable to identify most regionally occurring cetaceans to species level. However, we were able to determine the distributions of eight categories of cetaceans that were observed by fishers, and a previously unknown population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin reported from the coastal waters of Hainan that was later confirmed through boat-based surveys. The number of sightings of different cetacean categories reported by fishers has a significant positive linear relationship with independent data on numbers of stranded cetaceans, validating the accuracy of our respondent data and indicating that LEK can provide useful, quantitative information on abundance rankings of different cetacean categories.

KeywordHainan Indo-pacific Humpback Dolphin Questionnaire Survey South China Sea Local Ecological Knowledge
DOI10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.02.004
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Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Hundred Talents Programmeof the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Knowledge Innovation Programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Science and Technology Cooperation Project of Sanya City ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Marine Development by Science and Technology Project of Hainan Province ; Advanced Project in Young Talent of the Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Major Science and Technology Project in Hainan Province ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41422604] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41306169] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41406182] ; Hundred Talents Programmeof the Chinese Academy of Sciences[SIDSSE-BR-315 201201] ; Hundred Talents Programmeof the Chinese Academy of Sciences[Y410012] ; Knowledge Innovation Programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[SIDSSE-316 201210] ; Science and Technology Cooperation Project of Sanya City[2013YD75] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[2013YD75] ; Marine Development by Science and Technology Project of Hainan Province[XH201423] ; Advanced Project in Young Talent of the Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences[SIDSSE-QN-201304] ; Major Science and Technology Project in Hainan Province[ZDKJ2016009-1-1] ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong[MM03-1415] ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong[MM02-1516]
WOS KeywordPacific Humpback Dolphin ; Marine Protected Areas ; Sousa-chinensis ; Conservation Status ; Fishers Knowledge ; Interview Survey ; Population ; Management ; Dynamics ; Mammals
WOS Research AreaOceanography ; Water Resources
WOS SubjectOceanography ; Water Resources
WOS IDWOS:000462801300010
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Version出版稿
Identifierhttp://ir.idsse.ac.cn/handle/183446/6612
Collection深海科学研究部_深海生物学研究室_海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
Corresponding AuthorLi, Songhai
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Sanya Key Lab Marine Mammal & Marine Bioacoust, Inst Deep Sea Sci & Engn, Sanya, Hainan, Peoples R China
2.Sun Yat Sen Univ, Sch Marine Sci, Zhuhai, Guangdong, Peoples R China
3.Shantou Univ, Coll Sci, Shantou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
4.Natl Museum Nat Sci, Dept Biol, Taichung, Taiwan
5.Zool Soc London, Inst Zool, Regents Pk, London, England
6.Univ Montpellier, CNRS, ISEM, IRD,EPHE, Montpellier, France
First Author Affilication海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
Corresponding Author Affilication海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
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Lin, Mingli,Xing, Luru,Fang, Liang,et al. Can local ecological knowledge provide meaningful information on coastal cetacean diversity? A case study from the northern South China Sea[J]. OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT,2019,172(1):117-127.
APA Lin, Mingli.,Xing, Luru.,Fang, Liang.,Huang, Shiang-Lin.,Yao, Chiou-Ju.,...&Li, Songhai.(2019).Can local ecological knowledge provide meaningful information on coastal cetacean diversity? A case study from the northern South China Sea.OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT,172(1),117-127.
MLA Lin, Mingli,et al."Can local ecological knowledge provide meaningful information on coastal cetacean diversity? A case study from the northern South China Sea".OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT 172.1(2019):117-127.
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