Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bushmeat report

from CIFOR web site

A new report published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), looks at the current use of wild animals for food in tropical forests. Conservation and use of wildlife-based resources: the bushmeat crisis that, while some Central African wildlife species will become extinct within 50 years unless hunting of wild game for food is controlled and local land use rights recognized, a blanket ban on bushmeat trade in Central Africa could have serious consequences for the region’s poor. The report emphasizes the importance of approaches tailored for specific cases and species and recommends that policymakers look to other renewable resource sectors, such as fishing and logging, for ideas as to how to develop a sustainable management strategy for bushmeat. You can find the report online. In HOORC's Library you can find Eating apes by Dale Peterson.

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