African Conservancy. (2003, April 27). AFRICAN CONSERVANCY PARTNERS WITH BUSHMEAT CRISIS TASK FORCE AND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO FOR EARTH DAY EXHIBIT. [Online]. Available: http://www.africanconservancy.org/about/documents/BushmeatRelease.htm [2003, April 27].
Conservation organizations team to educate San Diegans about leading threat to global biodiversity
bushmeat; African Conservancy; Bushmeat Crisis Task Force; San Diego Zoo; Earth Day; exhibit; workshops
The African Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the last remaining African wilderness, today announced it will collaborate with the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF) and Zoological Society of San Diego to increase awareness about bushmeat hunting - the unsustainable, illegal, commercial hunting for the meat of wild animals - deemed the most significant, immediate threat to wildlife in Africa. An educational exhibit illustrating the bushmeat crisis will be on display at the African Conservancy's booth #1036-1037 (in front of the Museum of Art) during Earth Fair 2003 on April 27 in San Diego's Balboa Park.
The devastation caused by the demand for bushmeat is staggering, with more than one million metric tons of wildlife killed each year in Central Africa - the equivalent of more than four million heads of cattle. Causes of the crisis include lack of governmental capacity to enforce laws, opening of roads into tropical forest, overpopulation and lack...