Product Code: GH4157
UPC: 631865415724
ISBN: 978-1-61867-028-1
Grade Level: 9-12
Media Type: DVD

Product Description

Bushmeat is used to describe the hunting of wild animals killed for commercial purposes. In the rainforests of Cameroon huge numbers of gorillas and chimpanzees have lived undisturbed since before the last Ice Age. Now they are in danger of becoming eaten into extinction.
Africans have traditionally subsisted on animals or “bushmeat” in the forests, taking only what they needed to live. But now, this practice has turned into a booming commercial trade that is decimating endangered species.

Bushmeat chronicles the efforts of bio-ethicist Dr. Kerry Bowman and an international team including pre-eminent primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who are collectively committed to stopping the slaughter. With the origin of the HIV-1 epidemic linked to chimpanzees, scientists believe that if wild chimps become extinct, the search for a possible cure or vaccination for HIV-1 is seriously diminished. Join the Bushmeat team as they expose a shocking secret world deep in the jungles of Africa’s Congo Basin.

Additional Information

Run Time: 45
Copyright: 2001
Marc Record: Yes
Studio: Exploration Production Inc.
Territory: Available in the U.S. Only