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In 2009, a young elephant in Coutada 9 was found dragging an illegal gin snare which had closed on its foot © P. Lindsey

Central Mozambique illegal hunting and bushmeat trade

In 2009, a young elephant in Coutada 9 was found dragging an illegal gin snare which had closed on its foot © P. Lindsey

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Published 9th May 2012

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Illegal Hunting and the Bushmeat Trade in Central Mozambique

Mozambique 9th May 2012—A new TRAFFIC study finds that illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade have resulted in a major decline in wildlife populations in Central Mozambique, significantly undermining potential for viable wildlife-based land uses and resulting in the loss of a traditional source of protein for local communities. 

Bushmeat trade in Mozambique

Report author(s):
P. Lindsey and C. Bento

Publication date:
May 2012