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Hunting responsible for sharp decline in tropical wildlife and birds with 83% and 58%

Saturday, 15 April 2017 Hits 16318 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Bushmeat

Hunting responsible for sharp decline in tropical wildlife and birds with 83% and 58%

Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation was lacking until now. In a new study published in Science, an international team of ecologists and environmental scientists warns that bird and mammal populations decline sharply in zones of 7 to 40 kilometers around villages and roads where hunters have access to nature.



West African governments issue bans on bushmeat to control ebola

Monday, 21 April 2014 Hits 18341 Categories In Focus | Bushmeat

West African governments issue bans on bushmeat to control ebola

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted countries such as Cote d’Ivoire to issue bans on consuming bushmeat – including chimpanzees and other primates – in an effort to isolate the deadly disease. The haemorrhagic fever has already claimed over 135 lives in the latest outbreak.


Malawi Steps Up For World Wildlife Day

Monday, 03 March 2014 Hits 5979 Categories Wildlife News | Bushmeat

Malawi Steps Up For World Wildlife Day

Malawi's first high profile campaign tackling wildlife crime was officially launched on Monday 3rd March, to coincide with World Wildlife Day. The global event was proclaimed by the United Nations to highlight the intrinsic value and contributions of wild animals and plants and encourage governments, NGO's and individuals to step up and help protect wildlife, in particular to ensure that international trade does not threaten endangered and protected species.


Conservation film featuring the endangered Drill Monkey and the illegal bushmeat trade told from a local perspective

Thursday, 09 May 2013 Hits 6321 Categories Wildlife News | Bushmeat

Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea – A little known species of primates called drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) are being hunted to extinction due to the illegal bushmeat trade of west/central Africa. They are one of the largest and most colorful species of monkeys in the world and are currently facing their toughest challenge to survival as their habitat is developed and shotgun hunting increases.


Gabon: High Official gets 7 months jail for wildlife crime and corruption

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 Hits 11747 Categories In Focus | Bushmeat

A high local authority, the Prefect (Senior Divisional Officer) of Mitzic has been finally convicted and sentenced to 12 months in prison, 5 of which are a pending sentence, and 7 of applied prison term.


Congo-Kinshasa: Bushmeat Blamed for Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, 23 August 2012 Hits 3652 Categories In Focus | Bushmeat

Kinshasa — Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern Orientale Province are urging the population to desist from activities that could put them at risk of contracting the Ebola virus, including contact with infected individuals and the consumption of bushmeat.


Bushmeat trade pushing species to the edge in Tanzania

Tuesday, 08 February 2011 Hits 4194 Categories Bushmeat


Bushmeat hunting alters forest structure in Africa

Thursday, 04 November 2010 Hits 3256 Categories Bushmeat

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