Grasscutter production: an example of rational exploitation of wildlife

  title={Grasscutter production: an example of rational exploitation of wildlife},
  author={F Jori and Guy Apollinaire Mensah and E. J. Adjanohoun},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Grasscutters or cane rats (Thryonomys spp.) are widely-distributed and valuable animals in West and Central Africa. Research has been carried out over the past 15 years to select and improve stock in order to improve their adaptability to a restricted life in captivity and to develop rearing programmes in rural and peri-urban areas of Africa. The biology of these rodents and the current status of grasscutter production are reviewed. The cultural and nutritional value of grasscutter meat… CONTINUE READING