Empty Forests, Empty Stomachs? Bushmeat and Livelihoods in the Congo and Amazon Basins

  title={Empty Forests, Empty Stomachs? Bushmeat and Livelihoods in the Congo and Amazon Basins},
  author={R. Nasi and A. Taber and N. Vliet},
  • R. Nasi, A. Taber, N. Vliet
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • SUMMARY Protein from forest wildlife is crucial to rural food security and livelihoods across the tropics. The harvest of animals such as tapir, duikers, deer, pigs, peccaries, primates and larger rodents, birds and reptiles provides benefits to local people worth millions of USS annually and represents around 6 million tonnes of animals extracted yearly. Vulnerability to hunting varies, with some species sustaining populations in heavily hunted secondary habitats, while others require intact… CONTINUE READING
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