Geography

Animal extractivism


Animal extractivism is the one in which the capture of animals, such as hunting (illegal in Brazil, except for indigenous communities) and fishing occurs, and must obey certain rules - period of reproduction of fish and weight - for the use of man or made for marketing and profit generation purposes.


Extractive activities with wild animals is a crime


Hunting in Brazil is only allowed for indigenous communities.

Depending on how it is done, it can be characterized as predatory. Fishing, for example, may be artisanal or commercial. Often, extractivism can endanger animal species and compromise the ecological balance of a region.


Fishing, in order not to be predatory, must obey certain rules

Animal extractive activity performed on wild animals such as alligators, jaguars, monkeys and birds is prohibited by federal law. Even so, it is still a practice that occurs often and illegally.


Capturing and marketing wild animals is prohibited and protected by federal law.

Although very important for human survival and economic development, extractivism can trigger several social and environmental problems: reduction of biodiversity, extinction of animal and plant species, pollution, soil modification, among others.