This book explores the links between bushmeat and livelihoods in Africa, with a focus on the human dimension of the debate. * Assembles biological, social and economic perspectives that illuminate the bushmeat debate * Features a series of case studies that explore what species survive different intensities of bushmeat hunting and trapping * Examines the shape and size of household bushmeat consumption and market trading * Reviews governance and institutional impacts on wildlife management; lessons learned from agriculture, forest plant product, and development sectors; and perspectives from Asia and Latin America * Provides an excellent resource for students and policy makers in wildlife management, conservation, and development
Glyn Davies is Director of Conservation Programmes at the Zoological Society of London. A forest ecologist with over 25 years research and management experience, that has included bushmeat investigations in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He has published academic papers and policy documents, and compiled management plans. David Brown is a Research Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute in London. A sociologist, he has over 30 years' experience in the tropics, mainly in West-Central Africa and has published extensively on development policy issues, particularly in the forest sector.