ODI Wildlife Policy Briefings

Overview

Wildlife Policy Briefings cover the development policy dimensions of wildlife management issues. They are targeted at a wide audience of policy makers, researchers and practitioners.

This series is an output of a project on ' livelihoods dimensions of wild meat trade in the tropics' funded by the John D & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation.

Language: 
English
Climate and Environment
Agricultural Development and Policy
Publications in this series
How Important is Bushmeat Consumption in South America: Now and in the Future?

How Important is Bushmeat Consumption in South America: Now and in the Future?

ODI Wildlife Policy Briefings, 11, February 2005
Jonathan Rushton, Rommy Viscarra, Cecilia Viscarra, Frederick Basset, Rene Baptista, David Brown

The future importance of bushmeat will depend on two factors: the economic growth of the South American economies and the ability of the livestock and fishery sectors to supply affordable protein. If both of these factors are positive over the next time period, it is suggested that bushmeat will further reduce in importance both in terms of the number of people who consume such meat and the total quantity of meat consumed.

Captive Breeding of wild species--a sceptical view of the prospects

Captive Breeding of wild species--a sceptical view of the prospects

ODI Wildlife Policy Briefings, 9, December 2004
Jonathan Rushton, Rommy Viscarra, Cecilia Viscarra, Frederick Basset, Rene Baptista, Corsino Huallata and David Brown

This paper will present two issues of importance: the costs of producing meat in wildlife farms, and a framework for policy makers on how to react to initiatives promoting wildlife farming for meat production. The first of these issues is largely South America-specific; the second should be directly applicable in other regions of the world.

Bushmeat Hunters and Secondary Traders: making the distinction for livelihood improvement

Bushmeat Hunters and Secondary Traders: making the distinction for livelihood improvement

ODI Wildlife Policy Briefings, 8, July 2004
Hilary Solly

Based on anthropological research undertaken in the Dja Reserve, Cameroon, the paper looks at the economic behaviour of different local ‘hunter types’ as well as the role played by the local non-hunter bushmeat traders, proposing a more targeted approach to conservation and development activities relating to the bushmeat economy.

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