Fried or dried, frogs are popular food in African markets

The demand for frogs for human consumption is rising dramatically in parts of West Africa, according to a paper published in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin.

“Dried or fried: amphibians in local and regional food market in West Africa” describes the frog trade in Burkina Faso, Benin and Nigeria, based on interviews with local fishermen, collectors, market traders and others involved in the trade, TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, said today.

TRAFFIC is a partnership of the conservation organizations WWF and IUCN. TRAFFIC Bulletin is a peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to the wildlife trade.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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