Bushmeat Catering for Asia’s Urban Market

Director of the Hunting and Wildlife Training program for the Wildlife Conservation Society, Elizabeth Bennett, has spoken to reporter Colin Mallard, regarding the million tons of Bushmeat hunted every year in Africa alone.

Bennett explains the trade is very prevalent in East Asia, and is intended mostly for the luxury urban market (much like the recent commercial boom in Africa). In Vietnam’s Danang City alone, over a ton of meat is sold each week in just FOUR restaurants.

Logging is also closely linked, as companies build large fast roads to the forests, making wildlife more accessible and species more vulnerable. Rainforests do not produce much Bushmeat – only enough to sustainably support one person per square km.

Full Story: Voa News: [Sept 24]


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