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Change and persistence of hunting & dietary practices among Kadazandusun-Murut (KDM) bearded pig hunters in Sabah, Malaysia

Citation

Kurz, David et al. (2021), Change and persistence of hunting & dietary practices among Kadazandusun-Murut (KDM) bearded pig hunters in Sabah, Malaysia, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.6078/D1CT5V

Abstract

This dataset consists of 38 semi-structured interviews that we conducted with Kadazandusun-Murut (KDM) hunters in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The dataset is based on information shared during over 50 hours of time with the hunters. The data cover a variety of topics about the relationships between KDM hunters and bearded pigs, the favored game animal for this hunting group. We asked the hunters about their hunting and dietary practices, changes in hunting practices, and perceived changes in bearded pig behavior over time. These data were collected prior to the 2020/2021 outbreak in Sabah of African Swine Fever, which caused the collapse of a number of bearded pig populations throughout the state. 

Methods

We interviewed Kadazandusun-Murut (KDM) bearded pig hunters in Sandakan District, Sabah, Malaysia. We carried out semi-structured interviews with them, asking them a combination of closed and open-ended questions about their hunting and dietary practices, changes in hunting practices, and perceived changes in bearded pig behavior over time.

In this dataset, we share the de-identified raw data, which include a combination of notes, direct quotations, and responses to closed-ended questions. Potentially identifying information, such as location names, have been removed. The data are recorded in both English and Malay, with translations from Malay to English included in many places. 

Usage Notes

See README file ('README_KDM_beardedpig_data_Kurz_et_al_2021.txt'). 

Funding

University of California Berkeley

College of Natural Resources, University of California Berkeley

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mustard Seed Foundation