RESOURCES: Documenting the Bushmeat Trade's Toll

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Science  25 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5679, pp. 1883
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5679.1883c

Many conservationists consider rampant commercial hunting for bushmeat one of the biggest threats to Africa's apes, forest antelope, and other species (Science, 11 April 2003, p. 232). This site from the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force pushes an agenda, but it also offers abundant background information for researchers interested in the problem. Bibliographies list more than 300 technical books and papers, nearly 150 reports, and 800-plus news articles, many available online. For example, you can read a recent report on measures some logging and mining companies have taken to reduce bushmeat trade on their land. You'll also find synopses of bushmeat research projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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