Monthly Archives: December 2008

Finally the Bushmeat Network website is online!

Through the 2008-2009 Wildlife Without Borders Africa program, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG), the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania jointly developed a “model” mentored fellowship program to build the capacity of eight emerging African wildlife professionals in an effort to curtail the illegal and unsustainable […]

Why do people eat bushmeat?

David Wilkie (WCS) presented the results of research on Taste Preference and Price Sensitiviy for Bushmeat Consumers in Gabon, Bolivia and elsewhere. It includes a slide that shows that efforts to domesticate, raise and market wild animals is generally not economically viable, and is not a good strategy for reducing demand for wild meat. People […]