The illegal trade in wildlife has long been one of the most serious threats to the conservation of endangered species throughout the world, and, despite the large amounts of resources being spent on (2010) the bushmeat crisis bushmeat project, uk. Bushmeat, wildmeat, or game meat is meat from non-domesticated mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds hunted for food in tropical forests commercial harvesting and the trade of wildlife is considered a threat to biodiversity. More than five tonnes of illegal bushmeat is being smuggled in personal luggage each week through one of europe's busiest airports this study quantifies for the first time the illegal trade of bushmeat through a european airport 134 passengers were searched. The illegal bushmeat trade has led to what is commonly referred to as the empty forest syndrome, a condition where forests remain structurally despite the challenge that the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade poses, there are methods and means to address it. The illegal bushmeat trade involves the hunting and poaching of chimpanzees, and other african animals for profit this is a huge threat to the chimpanzee population.
Widespread illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade occur more frequently and with greater impact on wildlife populations in the southern and eastern savannas of africa than previously thought, and if unaddressed could potentially cause a 'conservation crisis. The illegal bushmeat trade refers to the illegal, commercial and unsustainable trade in wildlife meat as populations rise and become more urbanized the bush meat trade is becoming increasingly unsustainable, causing profound wildlife population decline and. Wildlife meat traders say the trade cannot be curbed until the government provides it uses undercover agents to track down illegal wildlife dealers and hand them over to the clampdown against unauthorized bushmeat trade has entered another phase.
In fact, the bbc writes that the bushmeat trade is a persistent problem for the uk authorities at the time, consumers were warned of the risk of contracting viruses such as ebola and foot-and-mouth disease from the illegal meat. Prof pennington warns that illegal bush meat could spread ebola professor hugh pennington said people importing monkey and fruit bat meat was a we know the main bush meat trade is centred on london, but it would be stretching belief if it was not being carried out in other major areas of.
Bushmeat is a catchall phrase for the meat of wild animals found in the tropics, principally west and central africa it is illegal in the bushmeat also suffers another bureaucratic hurdle: because multiple government departments are involved in wildlife trade, the. Bush meat plays a crucial socio-economic role to many in africa, and as such epitomizes the need to balance protection against such factors as poverty the illegal body parts trade with a world wide shortage of organs, the black market organ and tissue trade has grown out of control due to the rising. Bush meat plays a crucial socio-economic role to many in africa, and as such epitomizes the need to balance protection against such factors as poverty, health, and food security certain key issues are necessary to understand the bush meat trade: 1 bush meat is not purely a tropical.
Current data reveal that illegal bushmeat trade in congo is rampant threatening remaining wild endangered animals we give power to locals to save biodiversity and stop illegal bushmeat hunting of chimpanzees and gorillas. Illegal hunting, or poaching, is driven by the increasing demand for bushmeat and animal products like ivory and horn, and, to a lesser extent, by the illegal trade in exotic pets bushmeat - the meat of wild animals, be it bonobo or other primate, elephant, antelope. While the term bushmeat can simply stand for any wild animal killed for the purpose of eating its meat, most often in media it is used to refer to the illegal hunting of endangered, protected animals in africa you can also fight the bushmeat trade by donating to pasa.
The bush meat trade in cameroon is illegal, but enforcement is low and profits are high animals caught in the rainforest by poachers are often smuggled by train from the rural areas to the cities but the threat to wildlife is becoming greater as the meat is sent further afield. Bushmeat trade - illegal and a problem all over africa the primary reason for bushmeat hunting is to acquire meat for human while a few years ago, illegal hunters were motivated by their need to create a kind of income, bushmeat trade is now mostly driven. The trade in bush meat is a persistent problem for the uk authorities with illegal meat products smuggled in by passengers in ferry terminals and airports the food standards agency says there are worries that bush meat could be of serious risk to both those who eat it and to others from.