Wildlife Affected

In Central Africa alone, researchers estimate that one million metric tons of bushmeat is consumed each year. Large mammals are the preferred game and face the first wave of local extinctions -- duikers, elephant, great apes. As large mammals become scarce, hunters turn to monkeys, reptiles and rodents, until a new ecological balance is struck.

Follow these links for reports and documents about seven wildlife groups affected by the trade, and compilations of species information threatened by the trade.

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Recipes for Survival: Controlling the Bushmeat Trade

The Ape Alliance, funded by WSPA, completed a review of bushmeat related activities worldwide. The final report (5MB) is now on-line. BCTF is acknowledged in the paper for its assistance in providing online and additional resources.

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