Although illegal wildlife poaching is conducted worldwide, the impact in Africa has been devastating. Unsustainable commercial hunting for bushmeat will inevitably lead to species extinction. The DNA barcoding technique implemented by High Tech High students will provide a useful tool for environmental impact studies by allowing scientists and environmental groups to trace illegal bushmeat back to its localized animal populations.

E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth

Follow Dr. Vavra's African blog from his expedition to Mozambique with Edward O. Wilson for the Life on Earth project during the Summers of 2011 and 2012.

Bushmeat Identification Workshop

Follow our latest High Tech High expedition to Tanzania in the expedition section.

Students of Consequence - The Movie

Purchase the award-winning conservation documentary by HTH students.

Field Guide