Wild meat and food security: risks and benefits 28 November 2014

Wildlife makes an essential contribution to food security for many people worldwide, and wild meat may be the only available source of animal protein for many people. At the same time, current policies usually focus on the pressures posed by the overexploitation of wildlife and ignore the contribution of wild meat to food security. Wild meat may also carry health risks related to diseases transmitted to humans through the handling and consumption of animals. Released by the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management at the World Parks Congress, this factsheet addresses the risks and benefits of wild meat.


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