The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Source: Cambridge University Press, 2017
Author(s): Charlotte Spira, Andrew Kirkby, Deo Kujirakwinja, and Andrew J. Plumptre
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated to provide a source of livelihood for 14–16% of the population, or 8–10 million people. In the eastern part of the country it is one of the main threats to large mammal species and their habitats, including forest...