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Disentangling the relative effects of bushmeat availability on human nutrition in central Africa

Fa, John E. and Olivero, Jesus and Farfan, Miguel A. and Vargas, Mario and Ziegler, Stefan and Wegmann, Martin and Brown, David and Margetts, Barrie and Real, Raumundo and Marquez, Ana L. and Nasi, Robert (2015) Disentangling the relative effects of bushmeat availability on human nutrition in central Africa. Nature, 5 (8168), pp. 1-8. Nature Publishing Group. DOI: doi:10.1038/srep08168 ISSN 0028-0836

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Abstract

We studied links between human malnutrition and wild meat availability within the Rainforest Biotic Zone in central Africa. We distinguished two distinct hunted mammalian diversity distributions, one in the rainforest areas (Deep Rainforest Diversity, DRD) containing taxa of lower hunting sustainability, the other in the northern rainforest-savanna mosaic, with species of greater hunting potential (Marginal Rainforest Diversity, MRD). Wild meat availability, assessed by standing crop mammalian biomass, was greater in MRD than in DRD areas. Predicted bushmeat extraction was also higher in MRD areas. Despite this, stunting of children, a measure of human malnutrition, was greater in MRD areas. Structural equation modeling identified that, in MRD areas, mammal diversity fell away from urban areas, but proximity to these positively influenced higher stunting incidence. In DRD areas, remoteness and distance from dense human settlements and infrastructures explained lower stunting levels. Moreover, stunting was higher away from protected areas. Our results suggest that in MRD areas, forest wildlife rational use for better human nutrition is possible. By contrast, the relatively low human populations in DRD areas currently offer abundant opportunities for the continued protection of more vulnerable mammals and allow dietary needs of local populations to be met.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96836/
Document Type:Article
Title:Disentangling the relative effects of bushmeat availability on human nutrition in central Africa
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fa, John E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Olivero, JesusUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Farfan, Miguel A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vargas, MarioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ziegler, StefanWWFUNSPECIFIED
Wegmann, Martinmartin.wegmann (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Brown, DavidUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Margetts, BarrieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Real, RaumundoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marquez, Ana L.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nasi, RobertUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2 February 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Nature
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:5
DOI :doi:10.1038/srep08168
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0028-0836
Status:Published
Keywords:lsfe, wegmann, conservation, africa, bushmeat
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Wöhrl, Monika
Deposited On:18 Aug 2015 10:10
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:53

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