Bushmeat and Livelihoods: Wildlife Management and Poverty Reduction / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This book explores the links between bushmeat and livelihoods inAfrica, with a focus on the human dimension of the debate.
- Assembles biological, social and economic perspectives thatilluminate the bushmeat debate
- Features a series of case studies that explore what speciessurvive different intensities of bushmeat hunting andtrapping
- Examines the shape and size of household bushmeat consumptionand market trading
- Reviews governance and institutional impacts on wildlifemanagement; lessons learned from agriculture, forest plant product,and development sectors; and perspectives from Asia and LatinAmerica
- Provides an excellent resource for students and policy makersin wildlife management, conservation, and development
About the Author
Glyn Davies is Director of Conservation Programmes at theZoological Society of London. A forest ecologist with over 25 yearsresearch and management experience, that has included bushmeatinvestigations in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He has publishedacademic papers and policy documents, and compiled managementplans.
David Brown is a Research Fellow of the OverseasDevelopment Institute in London. A sociologist, he has over 30years’ experience in the tropics, mainly in West-CentralAfrica and has published extensively on development policy issues,particularly in the forest sector.
Table of Contents
Introduction (David Brown and Glyn Davies).
Part 1. Bushmeat: Markets and Households (Glyn Daviesand John G. Robinson).
1. Hunting and trapping in Gola forests, south-eastern SierraLeone: Bushmeat from farm, fallow and forest (Glyn Davies,Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen, Noëlle F. Kümpel, andSamantha Mendelson).
2. Livelihoods and sustainability in a bushmeat commodity chainin Ghana (Guy Cowlishaw, Samantha Mendelson, and J. MarcusRowcliffe).
3. Bushmeat markets – white elephants or red herrings?(John E. Fa).
4. Cameroon: from free gift to valued commodity. The bushmeatcommodity chain around the Dja Reserve (Hilary Solly).
5. Determinants of bushmeat consumption and trade in continentalEquatorial Guinea: an urban-rural comparison (Noëlle F.Kümpel, Tamsyn East, Nick Keylock, J. Marcus Rowcliffe, GuyCowlinshaw, and E.J. Milner-Gulland).
6. Livelihoods, hunting and the game meat trade in northernZambia (Taylor Brown and Stuart A. Marks).
Part 2: Institutional contexts (E.J.Milner-Gulland).
7. Is the best the enemy of the good? Institutional andlivelihoods perspectives on bushmeat harvesting and trade –some issues and challenges (David Brown).
8. Bushmeat, wildlife management, and good governance: rightsand institutional arrangements in Namibia’s community basednatural resources management programme (Christopher Vaughan andAndrew Long).
9. Wildlife management in a logging concession in NorthernCongo: can livelihoods be maintained through sustainable hunting?(John R. Poulsen, Connie J. Clark, and Germain A.Mavah).
10. Institutional challenges to sustainable bushmeat managementin Central Africa (Andrew Hurst).
Part 3. Extra-Sectoral Influences and Models (JoElliott).
11. Can wildlife and agriculture coexist outside protected areasin Africa? A hopeful model and a case study in Zambia (Dale M.Lewis).
12. Food for thought for the bushmeat trade: lessons from thecommercialisation of plant NTFPs (Elaine Marshall, KathrinSchreckenberg, Adrian Newton, Dirk Willem te Velde, JonathanRushton, Fabrice Edouard, Catarina Illsley, and EricArancibia).
13. Bushmeat, forestry and livelihoods: exploring the coveragein PRSPs (Neil M. Bird and Chris S. Dickson).
14. The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board(BQCMB): blending knowledge, people and practice for barren-groundcaribou conservation in Northern Canada (Ross C.Thompson).
Part 4: Regional perspectives (Glyn Davies and RuthWhitten).
15. Hunting, wildlife trade and wildlife consumption patterns inAsia (Elizabeth L. Bennett).
What People are Saying About This
"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)