The bushmeat trade in African savannas : impacts, drivers, and possible solutions

Show simple item record Lindsey, Peter Andrew Balme, Guy Andrew Becker, Matthew S. Begg, Colleen Margeret Bento, Carlos M. Bocchino, Clara Dickman, A. Diggle, Richard W. Eves, Heather Henschel, Philipp Lewis, Dale Marnewick, Kelly Mattheus, Jaco McNutt, J.Weldon McRobb, Rachel Midlane, Neil Milanzi, James Morley, R.C. (Robert Carl) Murphree, Michael Opyene, Vincent Phadima, Joe Purchase, Gianetta K. Rentsch, Dennis Roche, Christopher Shaw, Joanne Van der Westhuizen, H. Van Vliet, Nathalie Zisadza-Gandiwa, Patience 2014-10-21T12:32:43Z 2014-10-21T12:32:43Z 2013-04
dc.description.abstract The bushmeat trade,orthe illegal acquisition and exchange ofwild meat,has long been recognised asa severe problem in forest biomes,but receives little attention insavann as,perhaps due toamisconcepti on that bushmeat hunting isalow-impact subsistence activity.Though data onimpacts are scarce,indications are that bushmeat hunting isawidespread problem insavannas,with severe impacts onwildlife popula- tions and wildlife-based land uses.The impacts ofthe bushmeat trade insavannas vary from edge-effects around protected areas,todisproportionate declines ofsome species,tosevere wildlife declines inareas with inadequate anti-poachi ng.Insome areas,bushmeat contribu tes significantlytofood security,but these benefits are unsustainable,and hunting iswasteful,utilising afraction ofthe wildlife killed orof its financialvalue obtainable through tourism,trophy hunting and/or legal game meat produc tion.The bushmeat trade appears to bebecoming increasingly commercialised due toelev ated demand inrural areas, urban centres and even overseas cities.Other drivers for the trade include human encroachment of wildlife areas;poverty and food insecurity;and inadequate lega lframew orks toenable communities to benefitlegally from wildlife,and tocreate incentives for people todesist from illegal bushmeat hunting. These drivers are exacerbated byinadequate wildlife laws and enforcement and insome areas,political instability. Urgent efforts are needed toaddress these drivers and rais eawareness among local and international governments ofthe seri ousness ofthe threat.Failure toaddress this will result insevere wildlife declines widely inAfrican savann as,with significantecological,economic and social impacts. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Lindsey, PA, Balme, GA, Becker, MS, Begg, CM, Bento, C, Bocchino, C, Dickman, A, Diggle, RW, Eves, H, Henschel, P, Lewis, D, Marnewick, K, Mattheus, J, McNutt, JW, McRobb, R, Midlane, N, Milanzi, J, Morley, RC, Murphree, M, Opyene, V, Phadima, J, Purchase, GK, Rentsch, D, Roche, C, Shaw, J, Van der Westhuizen, H, Van Vliet, N & Zisadza-Gandiwa, P 2013, 'The bushmeat trade in African savannas : impacts, drivers, and possible solutions', Biological Conservation, vol. 160, pp. 80-96. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3207 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-2917 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.12.020
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dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Biological Conservation. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Biological Conservation, vol.160, pp.80-96, 2013. doi : 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.12.020. en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Conservation en_US
dc.subject Game meat en_US
dc.subject Poaching en_US
dc.subject Snaring en_US
dc.subject Trapping en_US
dc.subject Southern African Development Community (SADC) en_US
dc.subject Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) en_US
dc.title The bushmeat trade in African savannas : impacts, drivers, and possible solutions en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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