Bushmeat scarcity reaching crisis levels - Study
Conservationists have long argued that the hunting of terrestrial wildlife for food – including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians – poses a threat to the survival of many tropical forest species and ecosystems. A new study suggests global societies should be equally concerned that the so-called “bushmeat crisis” is also a food security crisis for many forest-dependent people.
“Voluminous and varied” empirical evidence suggests that current rates of bushmeat extraction are unsustainable, and are leading to wildlife depletion in many areas.
The report suggests that sustainable management of bushmeat resources requires different approaches for different species and circumstances. Read more >>