Friday, April 07, 2006
Livestock wildlife interactions report
The February issue of the online newsletter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Livestock, Environment and Development Initiative (FAO – LEAD) announced the publication of Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/Livestock Interface: Implications for Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health, jointly produced by IUCN and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The report, based on discussions at the Fifth World Parks Congress in Durban, looks at competition over grazing and water resources, disease transmission, local and global food security, and other potential sources of conflict related to land-use decision-making and the reality of resource constraints. The Wildlife Conservation Society, the IUCN Species Survival Commission Veterinary Specialist Group and partners have launched a programme, Animal Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) that will continue to look at these issues. The book is available for download from the AHEAD site.