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An appetite for bushmeat has reawakened among among the urban population of central Africa since European loggers began constructing roads deep into the rainforest.

As a result, a partnership between loggers and hunters has turned traditional hunting grounds into killing fields throughout the Congo basin: Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, as well as Cameroon.

In as little as ten years, say conservationists, the world's second-biggest tropical forest could be emptied of large mammals. And Africa's great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos—could become extinct.

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