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Bushmeat in Ghana: consumer profiles may point the way to conservation

By Richard Kwasi Bannor, Senior Lecturer, Agribusiness, University of Energy and Natural Resources
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The bushmeat trade – meat from wild animals – continues to soar, mainly in unregulated and illegal markets worldwide. Ghana is one such market. One reason is that it’s a source of income for poor rural households.

It’s also an important source of nutrition. In West and Central Africa, bushmeat contributes about 80%-90% of the animal protein needs in certain rural areas.

Previous studies…

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