Media coverage

Each year, CIFOR’s research and scientists are mentioned in over 1,500 news stories by local and international media outlets worldwide. Find the latest here, with over a decade of archives.

Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?

According to the Centre of International Forestry Research people eat about 5 million tonnes of bushmeat per year in Africa’s Congo Basin. It is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak, since the first victim’s family hunted bats, which carry the virus.