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Panthera Report: Wildlife trade Crisis and solutions

Panthera Report: Wildlife trade Crisis and solutions | Conservation and Sustainability | Scoop.it
A new report published today by Panthera confirms that widespread illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade occur more frequently and with greater impact on wildlife populations in the Southern and Eastern savannas of Africa than previously thought, and if unaddressed could potentially cause a ‘conservation crisis.’ The report challenges previously held beliefs of the impact of illegal bushmeat hunting and trade in Africa with new data from experts.


While the bushmeat trade has long been recognized as a severe threat to the food resources of indigenous peoples and to wildlife populations in the forests of West and Central Africa, far less attention has been focused on the issue in African savannas, in part due to the misconception that illegal hunting for bushmeat in African savannas is a small-scale phenomenon practiced for subsistence living....

 

...the report highlights the impact of the bushmeat trade on food security within local communities. While the bushmeat trade currently contributes to household protein needs in many local regions, the practice is not sustainable, due to wasteful and unselective hunting methods, and a lack of regulation of harvest. By contrast, the report explains that regulated legal hunting of wildlife has the potential to sustainably generate massive quantities of meat protein for local households....

 

...the report outlines a variety of solutions required to mitigate illegal bushmeat hunting and trade, including: land use planning to ensure retention of wilderness areas far from human populations; measures to enable communities to benefit legally from wildlife in a sustainable way; improved legal protection of wildlife and law enforcement; the provision of alternative livelihoods and food sources; and measures to reduce the availability of wire to create snares.
 

Read more at http://scienceblog.com/57129/illegal-hunting-wildlife-trade-may-cause-conservation-crisis/#WgoEGhipSKduIQMg.99 ;


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Scientists discover new flying mammal in bushmeat market

Scientists discover new flying mammal in bushmeat market | Conservation and Sustainability | Scoop.it
The bushmeat markets of Lao PDR (Laos) are filled with racks of wild game harvested both legally and illegally from the surrounding landscapes.

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Fear of Ecological Collapse in Southern Africa

Fear of Ecological Collapse in Southern Africa | Conservation and Sustainability | Scoop.it

The African savannah is home to countless iconic species. Cheetah, lion, leopard, and African wild dog roam South Africa, but increasing threats from illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade haunt these powerful predators. Unselective methods—like snare traps—capture unintended victims while diminishing prey.


A new report co-authored by WCS, Panthera, and the Zoological Society of London underlines the severity of these risks: without intervention, entire regions could suffer ecological collapse....

 


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Japan's Dolphin, Whale And Porpoise Hunts Threaten Species With Extinction ... - Huffington Post

Japan's Dolphin, Whale And Porpoise Hunts Threaten Species With Extinction ... - Huffington Post | Conservation and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Japan's Dolphin, Whale And Porpoise Hunts Threaten Species With Extinction ...
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