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Faunal loss from bushmeat hunting: empirical evidence and policy implications in Bioko Island

Abstract:

Bushmeat market data can be used to detect hunting sustainability by using proxies such as decline in sale volume and price increases over time. Here, we explore these proxies for the Malabo market in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, the main bushmeat sale centre for the island. We gathered data during two sample phases (we call these 'early' and 'later') between March 1996 and October 1998, to test for evidence of faunal depletion during that period. Mammals (ungulates, rodents and primates)...

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Albrechtsen, L More by this author
Macdonald, DW More by this author
Johnson, PJ More by this author
Castelo, R More by this author
Journal:
Environmental Science and Policy
Volume:
10
Issue:
7-8
Pages:
654-667
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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ISSN:
1462-9011
URN:
uuid:59ef0aec-58bc-40c7-8c96-b3960720790d
Source identifiers:
210968
Local pid:
pubs:210968

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