Wildmeat is sold freely in different places, in stylish or popular restaurants, in bars (locally known as rum bars, in which it is sold with plantains or french fries as snack), in private houses or on the road side Guyana's inhabitants, indigenous or from Indian or African origins , hunt and trade wildmeat as a source of food, to generate income or as a traditional hobby. Some of the most traded species are paca (labba, Cuniculus paca), capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), peccary (Tayassu pecari) and iguana (Iguana iguana).
Photo by Francois Sandrin/CIFOR
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