Preliminary survey on the bushmeat sector in Nord-Ubangi Province (DR Congo): Case of Gbado-Lite city and its surroundings
Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Sylvain Ambayi Bienu, Gédéon N. Bongo, Ruphin Djolu Djoza, André G. Nzamonga, Colette Masengo Ashande, Jean-Louis Koyagialo, Amédée K. Gbatea, Modeste M. Ndaba, Roger K. Kowozogono
Corresponding Author : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Received : 2017-08-15 Accepted : 2017-10-19 Published : 2017-10-19
Abstract : A survey was carried out of 100 bushmeat vendors (33 males and 67 females) aged between 15 and 65 years, of which 44% had a high school education, 28% were illiterate, and 28% have a level of primary education. Our results show that the sale of bushmeat is an activity more practiced by married people(71%). 151 carcasses of 18 species (belonging to 2 Classes, 9 Orders and 16 Families) have been recorded. In terms of specific richness, the order of Cetartiodactyla dominates (22.2% each) followed by Primates and Rodentia (16.7% each), Carnivora and Squamata (11.1% each), Chiroptera, Crocodylia, Pholidota and Testudines (5.56 % each). Philantomba monticola (19.29%), Sylvicapra grimmia (17.21%), Cercopithecus spp (11.25%) and Cricetomys emini (11.25%) were the most commonly encountered species in different markets. Lokame (27.8%) and Mando (22.2%) forests are places of origin for more animals. Gun hunting is the predominant mode of capture (38.42%) followed by traps (36.42%) and manual capture (25.16%). Regarding the condition of the animals for buying or selling transaction, it was noticed that very few animals are kept alive (15% vs 85%), but they were sold mainly smoked (55% vs 45%) and portions (60% vs 40%). The promotion of peri-urban mini-farming of highly consumed wild species such as small mammals (Aulacodes and Emin rats) and short-cycle breeding (poultry farming, fish farming) as well as the in situ conservation of biodiversity in partnership with local communities could be a sustainable solution.
Keywords : Hunting, wildlife, in situ conservation, domestication, Nord-Ubangi
Citation : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua et al (2017), Preliminary survey on the bushmeat sector in Nord-Ubangi Province (DR Congo): Case of Gbado-Lite city and its surroundings. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V5I3. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1024570
Copyright : © 2017 Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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