Photo: African Refugees Spurring Bush-Meat Trade



This family in Lugufu Refugee Camp in western Tanzania is part of a network of camps that make up the largest population of refugees in any one country in Africa.

The tens of thousands of people—mostly displaced by war in neighboring countries—are illegally hunting and sometimes selling large amounts of local wildlife, according to a new report.

This trade in "bush meat" has many conservationists concerned about the survival of sub-Saharan Africa's threatened species.

Photograph courtesy Simon Milledge/TRAFFIC


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