London, England Overseas Development Institute volume 44 number pages - edition 35781
file/reports/Inamdar et al/1999
Portland House, Stag Place, London SW1E 5DP, UK
bushmeat; CENTRAL AFRICA; DEVELOPMENT; FOREST; natural resources management; policy; rights-based management; WEST AFRICA; WILDLIFE; wildlife management
Wildlife consumption is important to many people in the developing world, but to date the dominant models of wildlife management in areas of high (often unsustainable) consumptive use favor the exclusion of users from the resource and the denial of local values for the resource. Innovative strategies are required which reach beyond tourism as a benefit mechanism; experiences in other natural resource sectors are given as useful pointers. Six policy conclusions are offered.