Bush Meat is undoubtedly the single most significant blow to wildlife populations. “Bush Meat” is the word assigned to the unsustainable over utilization of the wildlife resources in Africa and other parts of the World where forests are being logged and simultaneously denuded of its wildlife inhabitants.
In the face of unbelievable odds stacked against the survival of most animal species in the wild, it is difficult to imagine that more than a small percentage of the current species will see the middle of this century in Central Africa.
If you ask 10 people, you will most probably get 10 differing solutions, each with its own merits or demerits. Some solutions may be practical, some may not. The big question is will any of them have such a profound effect on the Bush Meat problem that it will be able to stem the over utilisation, and allow species numbers to start moving back into healthy proportions in future.
Well if the answer is no, then it is not really a solution, but merely a delay of the inevitable.
Consider the impact of stopping unsustainable commercial logging, after all logging is the route cause of the Bush Meat crisis. I think we will all agree that if this one thing could be accomplished, it would have a profound impact on the future of Bush Meat!
On our own we cannot do an awful lot, but what we can do, is get the wheels in motion, get other interested and affected parties to accept this as a potential solution, motivate more powerful organisations to work together, to pool resources, and attack the problem from all fronts.
Your Support of Bush Meat Crisis Africa will help create education programmes for corporate, schools, Zoos & Aquaria and also to create a network of outreach programmes to involve the communities.