African Pygmy Hunt Threatened by Logging, Animal Trade

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 3, 2005   View Article

Rampant logging and the illegal trade in forest animals is slowly eroding the traditional lifestyle of the Bayaka Pygmies in the Central African Republic, according to researchers.

The Bayaka are a seminomadic people who traditionally survive by hunting and gathering the animals and plants of the rain forest. Among their more revered traditions are the net hunt and its associated musical ceremony.

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