Journal of Insect Conservation

, 13:667

Entomophagy and insect conservation: some thoughts for digestion

Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s10841-008-9208-8

Cite this article as:
Yen, A.L. J Insect Conserv (2009) 13: 667. doi:10.1007/s10841-008-9208-8


There is an apparent contradiction between conserving insects and using them as food. Entomophagy can make a significant contribution to insect conservation if they are sustainably harvested in conjunction with appropriate habitat management. It can also be an alternative source of proteins for humans in order to reduce adverse environmental impacts of livestock production.


EntomophagyEdible insects

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biosciences Research DivisionDepartment of Primary IndustriesKnoxfieldAustralia