Thailand Wildlife Conservation Society volume number pages 1-33 edition
China; data; education; government; human; hunting; impact; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; meat; medicine; Myanmar; national park; projects; public awareness; research; Thailand; threats; TRADE; transboundary; TROPICAL; Vietnam; WCS; WILDLIFE; Wildlife conservation society; wildlife management; wildlife trade
The threats to wildlife from human consumption for pelts, medicine and meat are particularly acute in tropical Asia. However, few data on the scale of hunting in the region have been compiled. Although WCS and others have had many successful projects, they operate independently. If coordinated, they could have a much wider impact. Therefore, in April 2002, WCS held an internal retreat of its core staff working on hunting and wildlife trade issues in the field in Asia. This report is on the meeting itself: its aims, core findings, and planned future directions. Is primarily an internal WCS working document, but also distributed to key interested partners.