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Dynam ics and underlying causes of illegal bushmeat trade in Zimbabwe

This article looks into the dynamics and causes of the bush meat trade around South-East Lowveld in Zimbabwe, focusing on the privately owned Save Valley Conservancy. Key drivers of the bush meat trade include poverty, unemployment and food shortages, as well as the settlement of wildlife areas by impoverished communities that provided open access to wildlife resources. In the absence of political and economic stability the future of wildlife -based land uses will remain bleak.

Author(s): 
Lindsey, P.A., Romanach, S.S., Matema, S., Matema, C., Mupamhadzi, I. Muvengwi, J.
Source: 
Oryx
Volume etc.: 
45,1,84-95
Year published: 
2011