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.
Harare, Zimbabwe - The Government of Zimbabwe launched the National Forest Policy Formulation Process, as the country steps up efforts to guide the development of the forestry sector.The National Forest Policy Formulation Process is funded to the tune of US$93 000 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations which will also provide technical assistance. Speaking at the launch, FAO Subregional Coordinator for Southern Africa and Representative in Zimbabwe, Chimimba David Phiri said FAO has a long standing association with the forest sector as it has provided technical and financial support to the country through the National Forest Programme Facility (NFPF) between 2009 and 2012. [more]
The XIV World Forestry Congress will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry. We’d like you to help define that vision. We invite you to submit your application for organizing an event under the central theme of the Congress, Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future. We welcome proposals for side events, networking events, launches, performances or regional events to share experiences and innovations and increase opportunities for dialogue among participants. [more]