The bushmeat trade in southwestern Nigeria: A case study

  title={The bushmeat trade in southwestern Nigeria: A case study},
  author={P. A. Anadu and P. O. Elamah and John F Oates},
  journal={Human Ecology},
Hunters and bushmeat retailers in Bendel State, Nigeria were interviewed from May through August 1982. Hunting was found to take place in all months of the year, but became more intense during the dry season. Twentyseven species of mammal were reported to be hunted, while 22 species of mammal and five species of reptile were found on sale. Retailers reported that the grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianuswas the most popular species among their customers, followed by Maxwell's duiker, the… 
Hunting and Bushmeat
  • Environmental Science
  • 2006
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Bushmeat markets and habitat encroachment are on the increase and the current demand for bush meat is not sustainable. This study determined the conservation status of wild animal species traded as
Incentives for sustainable hunting of bushmeat in Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea
Bushmeat hunting is thought to be becoming increasingly unsustainable in west and central Africa, but true assessment of sustainability, and consequently appropriate management, is constrained by
Structure and Operation of a Bushmeat Commodity Chain in Southwestern Ghana
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Bushmeat in Nigeria as a Natural Resource with Environmental Implications
  • G. Martin
  • Business
    Environmental Conservation
  • 1983
The value of protein from wild animals (‘bushmeat’) in Nigeria was examined, especially with respect to the consumer market. Surveys were made of roadside sales, meat prices in markets, and bushmeat
The ecological basis of hunter-gatherer subsistence in African Rain Forests: The Mbuti of Eastern Zaire
The Mbuti pygmies, hunter-gatherers of the Ituri Forest of Zaire, trade forest products and labor for agricultural foods. It has been assumed that the Mbuti lived independently in the equatorial
Competitive uses of wildlife.