Bushmeat bandits: The hidden threat to global health and wildlife

From customs clashes to biodiversity threats and cultural cravings, the illegal bushmeat trade is affecting health and wildlife conservation across continents. But just how widespread is it and why is it so hard to contain?
11 Apr English Germany Society & Culture · Health & Fitness

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