Villa gers conduct traditional hunting (most frequently blue duikers, porcupines, snakes, tortoises (Kinixys erosa and other spp.), primates and occasionally dwarf crocodiles), fishing, crop cultivation and keep poultry.
2006) Species Villages Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Porcupine (Atherurus africanus) 3,40 3,40 3,40 Pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) 2,00 - - Antelope (Tragelaphus spp.) 42,00 - - Blue duiker (Philantomba monticola) 4,20 4,20 4,20 Primate (Cercopithecus spp.) 4,20 4,20 - Gambian rat (Cricetomys spp.) 1,30 - - Snake (Python sebae) 7,40 7,40 - Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) 10,00 10,00 - Tortoise (Kinixys erosa and other spp.) - 1,60 - Cane rate (Thryonomys swinderianus) - - 4,20 Squirrel (Funiscurus and Paraxerus spp) - - 0,40 Median 4,20 4,20 3,80 Mean weight 9,31 5,13 3,05
A combined follow-up by police, National Parks and the Zimbabwe SPCA to a report made by the Save Valley Conservancy led to the recovery of over 13 live Bell's Hinged tortoises (Kinixys
belliana) (CITES Appendix II) which were being kept in a large drum prior to being dropped in boiling water alive before being eaten, along with the skeletal remains of a further 40.
1 niloticus Veranus niloticus T S 1 T S 1 Python sebae E I -- Dendrospis viridis T I -- T A 1 Kinixys
erosa T I -- Key: F = footprint; C = Call, S = Direct sighting, D = Droppings, A = Activity sites, I = Information (interview) Threatened = T, Endangered = E, Vulnerable = V, Extinct = Ex Table 2: Distribution of avifauna at the study locations Table 2A.