The Bushmeat Dilemma: Forest communities will hunt, but can they do it sustainably?

With bushmeat accounting for as much as 80 percent of fats and proteins in diets across the Congo Basin, most experts agree: The dilemma is not whether forest-dwellers should be allowed to hunt and eat animals captured in the wild, but how to do it sustainably.

Some, like Tahir Rasheem of the Indigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Areas and Territories’ Consortium, believe the answer lies with those who rely most heavily on the meat. Read more

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