Logging facilitates bushmeat hunting by the construction of roads to urban centers and by creating new demand for bushmeat through the installation of logging towns and workers.

The penetration of logging roads and vehicles into previously remote areas of forest coupled with the associated effects of rapid human immigration and population growth has produced an explosion in commercial hunting, with bushmeat, including apes, marketed not to local villagers but to salaried workers in logging camps, regional towns and major cities.

Some forestry companies are becoming increasingly aware of the negative effects of their activities, and are trying to mitigate the negative impact they have on the environment. One way in which this has been achieved is to join internationally recognised forestry certification schemes, which promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.