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Bushmeat harvest at the nexus of socio-economics and habitat

Ziegler, Stefan and Jacob, Stefanie and Melisch, Roland and Wegmann, Martin (2011) Bushmeat harvest at the nexus of socio-economics and habitat. Status and future of tropical biodiversity - BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE & POLICY, 21.-24.02.2011, Frankfurt, Deutschland.

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Understanding environmental change and socioeconomic development have rarely been considered simultaneously when evaluating the impacts on and benets from the bushmeat resource. We analyse landscape patterns as well as socio-economic data sets in the Congo Basin and how these factors relate to recorded bushmeat trade data throughout the last 30 years. Bushmeat relevant data are derived from food balance sheets provided by the FAOSTAT database and a range of published and non-published sources. We dene proxy indicators for hunting pressure and discuss their inter-relationships with habitat variables. Despite the overall trend of decreasing forest cover in Central Africa, the analysis leads to the conclusion that overall bushmeat extraction has increased in the Congo Basin, but the gradient of bushmeat harvest per forest area has been on the decline in certain countries since the turn of the millennium. The outcome of the study also shows a trend of bushmeat consumption increasing with personal wealth expressed as GDP per head throughout the Congo Basin States.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Bushmeat harvest at the nexus of socio-economics and habitat
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Ziegler, StefanWWF
Jacob, StefanieUNSPECIFIED
Melisch, RolandTRAFFIC
Wegmann, Martinmartin.wegmann@uni-wuerzburg.de
Date:February 2011
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:remote sensing, bushmeat, africa
Event Title:Status and future of tropical biodiversity - BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE & POLICY
Event Location:Frankfurt, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-24.02.2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Carina Kübert
Deposited On:15 Dec 2011 10:43
Last Modified:25 Sep 2012 10:49

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