publication . Article . 2001

Bushmeat hunting and management: implications of duiker ecology and interspecific competition

Helen Newing;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Publisher: Springer Science + Business Media
  • Country: United Kingdom
Duikers Cephalophus spp. are an important source of food and income throughout the forest regions of Central and West Africa, and current levels of hunting are probably unsustainable, at least near large settlements. The direct effects of hunting consist of two main aspects: overexploitation of target species, and incidental hunting of non-targeted or rare species because hunting is largely non-selective. There are many methodological and practical problems to a technical approach to overexploitation, and there are increasing calls for alternative measures such as zoning and enforcement of exclusive local resource rights. There is also increasing recognition of ...
free text keywords: GE, GN, Endangered species, Ecology, Niche differentiation, Rare species, Overexploitation, Ecological niche, Interspecific competition, Biology, Duiker, biology.organism_classification, Bushmeat
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