27 Jun '11, 4pm

Over 80% of urban Congolese eat bushmeat, threatening gorillas, chimpanzees & monkeys with extinction: via @mongabay

Bushmeat trade pushing species to the edge in Tanzania (02/06/2011) 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 that bushmeat hunting in conjunction with forest degradation imperils the ecology of the protected area. Africa's vanishing wild: mammal populations cut in half (01/27/2011) The big mammals for which Africa is so famous are vanishing in staggering numbers. According to a study published last year: Africa's large mammal populations have dropped by 59% in just 40 years. But what is even more alarming was that the study only looked at mammal populations residing in parks and wildlife areas, i.e. lands that are, at least on paper, under governmental...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0627-hance_tcs_congo_bushme...

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