This project is funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, and researched the human and social dimensions of hunting for consumptive use in tropical forests, including bushmeat and the bushmeat trade. It sought to place this in its wider context, as an important dimension of livelihoods security for poor people, often in weak states. It provided a useful counterpoint to the dominant research on this theme, which is usually from a fauna conservation, not human livelihoods, perspective.
The Bushmeat Commodity Chain: patterns of trade sustainability in a mature urban market in West Africa
This paper explores the structure and sustainability of a bushmeat commodity chain supplying the city of Takoradi in Ghana.
This paper looks at the biodiversity, economic and social impacts of the bushmeat trade and harvest in Liberia.
This paper reviews the history of caribou co-management and discusses what this can tell us about the possibility of sustainable bushmeat management.
This paper discusses the relationship between fishing licence agreements and bushmeat demand in West Africa.
Contribution of forest insects to food security and forest conservation: The example of caterpillars in Central Africa
This paper examines the food potential of edible insects, and the implications for development policy.
The paper discusses agruments for the inclusion of bushmeat in considerations of poverty alleviation, economic growth and good governance policies.
This paper outlines research on the links between poverty and wild food use in a poor community of Congolese farming households.
This paper makes a case for bushmeat as a topic of interest to development policy. Drawing on a range of secondary sources, it argues that there are two principal grounds for this view: its importance in the livelihood strategies of the poor, and its relevance...
Is the best the enemy of the good? Livelihoods perspectives on bushmeat harvesting and trade – some issues and challenges’
This paper makes a case for bushmeat as a theme of interest to development policy.
Assessment of the Solution-orientated research needed to promote a more sustainable Bushmeat Trade in Central and West Africa
The ‘bushmeat trade’ is a highly complex issue with few, if any, general solutions. The general characteristics of the situation have been well researched, and because of the growing urgency of the issue it is now time to concentrate on the specifics from an...
Viande de brousse - Faisabilité et classification par ordre de priorité des activités de recherche actuelles, de celles à mettre en oeuvre et des solutions potentielles
Même si le présent rapport est structuré selon l’expertise des auteurs, qui y étudient la question du point de vue des institutions, des politiques, de la biodiversité et des moyens de subsistance, nombre des questions fondamentales auxquelles il reste à...
What's special about wildlife management in forests? Concepts and models of rights-based management, with recent evidence from West-Central Africa
Participatory biodiversity conservation - rethinking the strategy in the low tourist potential areas of tropical Africa
This paper looks at the way froward in linking effective biological diversity policy with development.