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Emergent canopy tree felled for timber in Gabon

Emergent canopy tree felled for timber in Gabon
Emergent canopy tree felled for timber in Gabon
The bushmeat trade is closely tied to logging in some parts of Gabon. Logging roads grant access to hunters who send meat back to the capital city of Libreville. A recent study found some hunters use the proceeds to purchased tinned sardines, effectively trading fresh meat for less nutritious products shipped from abroad. Due to the distances that wildlife products are shipped without refrigeration, more than half the meat in a shipment is typically rotten.

Image code: gabon_2646
Photographer: Rhett Butler
Photographed In: Mpivie-St Anne, Central Africa - Congo rainforest Gabon
Camera: Canon
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Date Uploaded: 2006-Jun-15 | Last Update: June 5, 2014

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Tags: Scenery | Deforestation | Logging


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