Keeping common mammal species common in tropical forests

Threatened and endangered wildlife are often the focus of conservation in Central Africa. Yet common species such as duiker, a small forest dwelling antelope found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, are important as well because they are a source of food for local communities. BI scientists are developing projects to collect life history information on common species like duiker. Collecting this information helps to identify source populations that are integral to supplying bushmeat markets and to determine the sustainability of local practices.

An Ogilby's Duiker captured on a BI camera inside the Cauldera Lupa, Equatorial Guinea, January 2016 (Photo by BI, Bushnell field cameras).
An Ogilby’s Duiker captured on a BI camera inside the Caldera Lupa, Equatorial Guinea, January 2016 (Photo by BI, Bushnell field cameras).