manu national park

manu national park

Global attention has been drawn to their loss through
debates regarding bushmeat, the “empty forest” syndrome and their ecological importance. However, information on the harvest remains
fragmentary, along with understanding of ecological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions. Here we assess the consequences, both for
ecosystems and local livelihoods, of the loss of these species in the Amazon and Congo basins.
Keywords: bushmeat, livelihoods, forest, Amazon,