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  • n. Any edible animal from sub-Saharan Africa's dense forest that is not traditionally regarded as game.


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A calque of French viande de brousse.


  • The word "bushmeat" is a word-for-word translation or calque of the French phrase viande de brousse.

    Week in Words

  • Their poaching for bushmeat is common throughout the range.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • I think the word bushmeat applies to monkeys and suchlike, with which conjugal relations apparrantly blessed Africa with HIV & Aids, nice.

    Whats in your food

  • They strongly deplete animal populations and notably reduce a number of rare and vulnerable species through habitat degradation, sport hunting and especially through exploitation for bushmeat, which is exacerbated by drought-related food deficits.

    Western Africa and biodiversity

  • In Central Africa, where Wolfe has worked for over a decade, hundreds of thousands people still hunt and consume tropical wild game, called bushmeat.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Even the illegal commercial hunting of great apes and other animals for food - known as the bushmeat trade - would not be nearly as widespread if not for the logging and mining roads that are cut through forests, allowing access to previously remote habitat of gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans.

    The Guardian World News

  • According to the authors, the so-called bushmeat crisis is the focus of many conservation organizations, whose advocacy for a "crackdown" on the trade has fostered confusion and misunderstanding about the links between hunting, wildlife trade, livelihoods, and ecosystems.

    Rainforest Portal RSS Newsfeed

  • Each year, rural peoples consume some 2.2 billion pounds (one million metric tons) of so-called bushmeat from wildlife, the equivalent of four million cattle; the flesh accounts for 80 percent of the protein and fat in their diet.

    Rainforest Portal RSS Newsfeed

  • Patients arriving in wheelbarrows, 'bushmeat' for lunch, a man with no scrotum seeking help, a UN general inviting you to tea, a rebel leader the same, all in a dizzying few hours.

    Mark N. Hopkins: Living in Emergency

  • Contributing to the conservation challenge is the Central African "bushmeat" problem, which has developed as poor living conditions have caused many Congolese to poach animals in order to supplement their diet or to gain income.

    TED Blog


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