hunting and butchery are risk factors for zoonotic disease transmission (1-3).
A new study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, says some 300 wild mammal species in Asia, Africa, and South America are being driven to extinction by humanity's voracious appetite for bushmeat
After analyzing data collected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the authors of the study concluded that 301 species - including 126 primates, 65 ungulates such as deer and wild pigs, and 27 bats - are primarily at risk from bushmeat
Diana monkeys are endangered in their native West African habitat, where they are under threat from habitat loss and hunting for bushmeat
I am delighted Twycross support Ape Africa Chimpanzees are endangered in the wild, with numbers declining dramatically due to habitat loss, hunting by poachers for bushmeat
and the illegal pet trade.
The saleable product is called bushmeat
when it isn't elephant ivory or rhino horn.
In the semi-arid Brazilian Northeast, for example, there is a long tradition of subsistence hunting, which is perpetuated by a culture of bushmeat
trade is part of local economies, contributes to local livelihoods and plays a major role in maintaining food security and diet diversity (Nasi et al.
Yet increasingly serious threats facing the biodiversity of global importance because of the commercial forestry and mining and commercial hunting on a large scale for bushmeat
and ivory The Governments of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo seek, through interventions in the framework of this project, to reduce the impact of these threats and to establish long-term resource management and financing systems that are necessary to achieve the objectives of preservation
Monitoring of bushmeat
markets has traditionally been seen as a source of faunistic and ecological data on mammal communities in West Africa.
-- from bats to antelopes, squirrels, porcupines and monkeys -- has long held pride of place on menus in West and Central Africa.
With West Africa's Ebola epidemic in the headlines, the consumption of bushmeat
is in the crosshairs.