A comparative study on bushmeat consumption patterns in ten tribes in Tanzania


Bushmeat hunting is an important driver of wildlife depletion in Tanzania, but national-wide estimates of its consumption are lacking. We compare bushmeat consumption frequencies and determinants in ten tribes in different ecoregions in Tanzania, four of these within biodiversity hotspots of global conservation importance. Bushmeat consumption is examined in terms of ethnicity, selected indicators of wealth, and distance to and protection level of nearest protected area. Forty six percent of the respondents (n=300) belonging to nine of the ten tribes reported consuming bushmeat during the past 12 months, and 14% admitted that at least one household member hunted illegally. Significant differences in bushmeat consumption frequencies and...

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Tropical Conservation Science

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- Biodiversidade Florestal

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Uso Comunitário da Biodiversidade

- Todas Áreas de Conservação de Moçambique