Wildmeat in local market. Photo: Axel Fassio/CIFOR
About the research
Unsustainable hunting for wild meat represents the most pressing threat for Yangambi’s wildlife. By studying species’ distribution and abundance, as well as the social and ecological factors that explain these trends, scientists are contributing to the development of sustainable wildlife management alternatives.
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