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Bushmeat Market and Degradation of the Ecuadorian Rainforest

The rise of commercial hunting in Ecuador is disrupting the balance of the Ecuadorian ecosystem.

A recent report estimated that 12 tons of bushmeat is sold every year at the Pompeya market and most of the bushmeat is being hunted by the native Huaorani.

Nearly 50 species of animals are traded each year in the markets and the impact of the large scale poaching is causing problems for the environment. The hunting of large mammals is impacting seed dispersal and allowing for less control on the growth of smaller seed-eating rodents.

Nepal's Maoist Rebels

The uneasy co-existence of a Maoist rebel army and the national army leaves Nepal and its neighbors on edge.

Sudan Split Over Oil

The dispute over whether the oil rich area of Abyei belongs to the north or south could reignite the Sudanese civil war.