Conservation and sustainable use of wildlife-based resources: the bushmeat crisis

Nasi Robert, Brown David, Wilkie David S., Bennett Elisabeth, Tutin Caroline E.G., Van Tol Gijs, Christophersen Tim. 2008. Conservation and sustainable use of wildlife-based resources: the bushmeat crisis. In : Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Rome, Italy, 18 - 22 February 2008. UNEP-CBD-SBSTTA. Rome : SBSTTA, 50 p. Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. 13, Rome, Italie, 18 February 2008/22 February 2008.

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Abstract : This document addresses the hunting of tropical forest wildlife for food (known as "bushmeat", "wild-meat", and/or "game meat"; see 1.2 for the definition). It was prepared for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) under the coordination of CIFOR and in collaboration with the Liaison Group on Non-timber Forest Resources, convened in response to paragraph 42 of decision VI/22 of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD and its annex, the expanded programme of work on forest biological diversity, on the basis of goal 4, objective 2, activity (a) of programme element 11. Hunting for food in tropical forests is an issue of concern for primarily three reasons: - There is strong evidence illustrating that the scale of hunting, occurring in these regions, poses a real threat to many tropical forest species; - The depletion of wildlife is intimately linked to the food security and livelihood of numerous tropical forest-region inhabitants as many of these forest-dwelling or forest-dependent people have few alternative sources of protein and income; - The so-called "bushmeat crisis" is the focus of many conservation organizations and of a number of development programmes throughout the tropics. However many of the ways in which hunting and wildlife trade operate, as well as their links to livelihood or ecosystem function, are either poorly understood or not properly taken into account. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Faune et flore sauvages, forêt tropicale

Classification Agris : L20 - Animal ecology
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Nasi Robert, CIRAD-ES-UPR Ressources forestières (FRA)
  • Brown David, ODI (GBR)
  • Wilkie David S., Wildlife Conservation Society (USA)
  • Bennett Elisabeth, Wildlife Conservation Society (USA)
  • Tutin Caroline E.G., University of Stirling (GBR)
  • Van Tol Gijs, CBD (CAN)
  • Christophersen Tim, CBD (CAN)

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