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The bushmeat chain reaction

Year: 2010 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni
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As many of the parks and surrounding forests have lost 50–80% of their wildlife species, typically antelopes, zebras and other ungulates, the poachers are increasingly targeting primates including gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees. A significant demand comes from bushmeat hunters to supply militias, refugee camps and mining and logging camps, where much of the work- force is forced. Thirty-four million people living in the forests of Central Africa are annually consuming approximately 1.1 million ton of bushmeat – the domestic equivalent of 4 million cattle –matching consumption rates of meat in Europe and North America.
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