Bushmeat trade pushing species to the edge in Tanzania

Hunters are decimating species in the Uzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, a part of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Southern Tanzania, according to a new report compiled by international and Tanzanian conservationists. Incorporating three research projects, the report finds...

Ghana: Bush Meat Gives Country More Revenue Than Mining

It is almost common knowledge that wild animal meat sold in Ghana’s major markets every year amounts to anything between 200 and 350 million dollars in revenue. Perhaps, what is unknown to many Ghanaians is that these revenues from the sale of grasscutter...

Nigeria: Bushmeat – Hunting Our Wildlife to Extinction

The average Nigerian’s love for bushmeat is legendary. It is so serious that on sighting any wild animal, thoughts of the cooking pot take centre stage! It is a common sight to see young men ‘excavating’ large expanses of land in the quest to trap...