The culture and economy of eating wild animals in Central Africa


Theodore Trefon

Hunting wild animals is a persistent phenomenon in Central Africa driven by rapid urban population growth, cultural attachment and economic opportunities. Despite efforts by donors, researchers, conservationists and national governments to reduce supply, demand and consumption, the region’s forests are being emptied of wildlife.



About the speaker

Theodore Trefon carries out environmental governance and political economy research in the Earth Sciences Department of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. His books include Congo’s environmental paradox: Potential and predation in a land of plenty (2016) and Congo masquerade: The political culture of aid inefficiency and reform failure (2011).



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