Species Protection, the Changing Informal Economy, and the Politics of Access to the Bushmeat Trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  title={Species Protection, the Changing Informal Economy, and the Politics of Access to the Bushmeat Trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo},
  author={Emmanuel de Merode and Guy Cowlishaw},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
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