Bushmeat and Livelihoods: Wildlife Management and Poverty Reduction

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This book explores the links between bushmeat and livelihoods in Africa and other parts of the world, with a focus on the human dimension of the debate. It begins with a series of case studies that provide insights into what species survive different intensities of bushmeat hunting and trapping, and examine the shape and size of household consumption and market trading. There is considerable variation, both within and between countries, which gives the reader a sense of the diversity of issues involved when ...
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Overview

This book explores the links between bushmeat and livelihoods in Africa and other parts of the world, with a focus on the human dimension of the debate. It begins with a series of case studies that provide insights into what species survive different intensities of bushmeat hunting and trapping, and examine the shape and size of household consumption and market trading. There is considerable variation, both within and between countries, which gives the reader a sense of the diversity of issues involved when considering the bushmeat trade. These case studies are supplemented with additional sections on governance and institutional impacts on wildlife management; lessons learned from agriculture, non-timber forest product and development sectors; and perspectives from other continents which shed light on the biogeographic, cultural, and economic differences in wildlife trade and consumption in those parts of the world. Written by leading scholars in conservation biology, social policy, and development, Bushmeat and Livelihoods reaches beyond simplistic solutions to address one of the major conservation and development issues facing Africa and the world today.
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"Through touching on a wide range of issues in the different case studies, this little volume provides much pertinent background material for reflection by those having to reconcile issues of bushmeat usage and conservation." (Biodivers Conserv, 2011)
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Meet the Author

Glyn Davies is Director of Conservation Programmes at the Zoological Society of London. A forest ecologist with over 25 years research and management experience, that has included bushmeat investigations in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He has published academic papers and policy documents, and compiled management plans.

David Brown is a Research Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute in London. A sociologist, he has over 30 years’ experience in the tropics, mainly in West-Central Africa and has published extensively on development policy issues, particularly in the forest sector.

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Table of Contents


Contributors     vii
Preface     x
Introduction   David Brown   Glyn Davies     1
Bushmeat - Markets and Households   Glyn Davies   John G. Robinson     11
Hunting and Trapping in Gola Forests, South-eastern Sierra Leone: Bushmeat from Farm, Fallow and Forest   Glyn Davies   Bjorn Schulte-Herbruggen   Noelle F. Kumpel   Samantha Mendelson     15
Livelihoods and Sustainability in a Bushmeat Commodity Chain in Ghana   Guy Cowlishaw   Samantha Mendelson   J. Marcus Rowcliffe     32
Bushmeat Markets - White Elephants or Red Herrings?   John E. Fa     47
Cameroon: From Free Gift to Valued Commodity - the Bushmeat Commodity Chain Around the Dja Reserve   Hilary Solly     61
Determinants of Bushmeat Consumption and Trade in Continental Equatorial Guinea: an Urban-Rural Comparison   Noelle F. Kumpel   Tamsyn East   Nick Keylock   J. Marcus Rowcliffe   Guy Cowlishaw   E. J. Milner-Gulland     73
Livelihoods, Hunting and the Game Meat Trade in Northern Zambia   Taylor Brown   Stuart A. Marks     92
Institutional Contexts   E. J. Milner-Gulland     107
Is the Best theEnemy of the Good? Institutional and Livelihoods Perspectives on Bushmeat Harvesting and Trade - Some Issues and Challenges   David Brown     111
Bushmeat, Wildlife Management and Good Governance: Rights and Institutional Arrangements in Namibia's Community-based Natural Resources Management Programme   Christopher Vaughan   Andrew Long     125
Wildlife Management in a Logging Concession in Northern Congo: Can Livelihoods be Maintained through Sustainable Hunting?   John R. Paulsen   Connie J. Clark   Germain A. Mavah     140
Institutional Challenges to Sustainable Bushmeat Management in Central Africa   Andrew Hurst     158
Extrasectoral Influences and Models   Jo Elliott     173
Can Wildlife and Agriculture Coexist Outside Protected Areas in Africa? A Hopeful Model and a Case Study in Zambia   Dale M. Lewis     177
Food for Thought for the Bushmeat Trade: Lessons from the Commercialization of Plant Non-timber Forest Products   Elaine Marshall   Kathrin Schreckenberg   Adrian Newton   Dirk Willem te Velde   Jonathan Rushton   Fabrice Edouard   Catarina Illsley   Eric Arancibia     197
Bushmeat, Forestry and Livelihoods: Exploring the Coverage in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers   Neil M. Bird   Chris S. Dickson      212
The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB): Blending Knowledge, People and Practice for Barren-ground Caribou Conservation in Northern Canada   Ross C. Thompson     227
Regional Perspectives   Glyn Davies   Ruth Whitten     237
Hunting, Wildlife Trade and Wildlife Consumption Patterns in Asia   Elizabeth L. Bennett     241
References     250
Index     263
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