Silver Spring, MD BCTF volume number pages 1-2 edition
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Bushmeat Crisis Task Force, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710, Silver Spring, MD 20910
AFRICA; BCTF; bushmeat; bushmeat trade; DEVELOPMENT; ECOSYSTEM; education; FOREST; forests; human; hunting; hunting methods; INCOME; method; METHODS; population; protected area; protected areas; protein; SUSTAINABLE; sustainable financing; Task Force; TRADE; WILDLIFE
The bushmeat crisis is the most significant immediate threat to the future of wildlife populations in Africa today. Increased demand resulting from high population growth trends,modernized hunting methods (guns and snares),and road development all contribute to the illegal commercial bushmeat trade. Tropical forests and other ecosystems are being emptied of their wildlife for this unsustainable trade which is leading toward both ecological and human tragedy. Solutions to the bushmeat crisis require international collaboration on:policy reform, sustainable financing, long-term support for protected areas, developing protein and income alternatives, awareness and education campaigns.