Wildlife Could Be Saved by What?

March 20, 2017

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Photo Credit: Cristian Samper © WCS

The idea that the humble chicken could become a savior of wildlife will seem improbable to many environmentalists. We tend to equate poultry production with factory farms, downstream pollution and 50-piece McNugget buckets.

In much of the developing world, though, "a chicken in every pot" is the more pertinent image. It's a tantalizing one for some conservationists because what's in the pot there these days is mostly trapped, snared or hunted wildlife — also called bushmeat — from cane rats and brush-tailed porcupines to gorillas.

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