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Glossary of Wildlife Management Terms and Definitions This online resource aims to raise awareness of the diverse usage and meanings of technical terms related to wildlife management and conservation, and eventually contributes towards a harmonization of terminology. [more]
Human-wildlife conflict in Africa: Causes, consequences and management strategies Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to increased human encroachment on previously wild and uninhabited areas. This publication was compiled to facilitate the coexistence of humans and wildlife and assist affected communities in applying best management practices. [more]
Factsheet 5: Sustainable wildlife management and gender Taking gender issues into account can improve sustainable wildlife management while addressing inequalities and improving livelihoods. These issues are however largely overlooked in wildlife conservation and management efforts, limiting their effectiveness. This fact sheet explores the connections of gender to sustainable livelihoods, food security, human-wildlife conflicts and the unsustainable and illegal trade of wildlife. [more]
Factsheet 4: Sustainable wildlife management and human-wildlife conflict Human—wildlife conflict (HWC) occurs when the needs of wildlife encroach on those of human populations. More broadly, however, interactions between wildlife and humans can cause damage or costs to both humans and wildlife, and lead to conflicts between different groups of people (human-human conflicts) over wildlife and how it should be managed. [more]
Factsheet 3: Sustainable wildlife management and animal health Wildlife and livestock interactions can lead to bi-directional disease transmission, competition for resources and direct predation. An integrated management approach is essential, particularly given current human population growth and intensification of agriculture. This fact sheet focuses on wildlife/livestock health and the key role of sustainable wildlife management in this area. [more]
Factsheet 2: Sustainable wildlife management and wild meat 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. How is it possible to maintain food security while reducing the ecological and health risks associated with wild meat consumption? [more]
Factsheet 1: Sustainable wildlife management and biodiversity Sustainable wildlife management is an essential tool to conserve certain biodiversity and for main­taining and enhancing ecosystem services. Species biodiversity confers resilience to ecosystems, underpins the functioning of ecosystems and provides many products and services to society. Incentive-driven approaches to manage and use wildlife sustainably can contribute to wildlife and biodiversity conservation and benefit sharing with indigenous and local communities. [more]
Unasylva 249: Sustainable Wildlife Management Wildlife management is the focus of considerable international debate because of its importance for biodiversity conservation, human safety, livelihoods and food security. Local people have been managing wildlife for millennia, including through hunting. Sufficient examples are presented in this edition to show that sustainable wildlife management is also feasible in the modern era. In some cases, a sustainable offtake – by local people, trophy hunters and legitimate wildlife traders – is proving vital to obtain local buy-in to wildlife management and to pay the costs of maintaining habitats. [more]
IUCN SULi South East Asia Beyond Enforcement Workshop Summary Report Conservationists met in Hanoi to participate in a regional workshop for Southeast Asia with a focus on the Lower Mekong Region. The objective of the workshop was to better understand the importance of engaging Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities as active partners in protecting wildlife against IWT, and how this can be done, through sharing and examining regional experiences and case studies across a number of Asian countries, with an emphasis on the Lower Mekong Region. [more]
CIFOR Bushmeat Database The searchable Bushmeat Database contains more than 700 citations, including peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, technical papers, reports and conference proceedings. Citations include direct DOI-based links to the articles on the original journal or publisher’s website. [more]
From Poachers to Protectors: Engaging Local Communities in Solutions to Illegal Wildlife Trade Combating the surge of illegal wildlife trade (IWT) devastating wildlife populations is an urgent global priority for conservation. There are increasing policy commitments to take action at the local community level as part of effective responses. However, there is scarce evidence that in practice such interventions are being pursued and there is scant understanding regarding how they can help. This paper sets out a conceptual framework to guide efforts to effectively combat IWT through actions at community level. [more]
Bushmeant Sourcebook The e-sourcebook on bushmeat provides an objective and comprehensive understanding of the global tropical bushmeat issue. [more]
CPW Flyer The CPW is a voluntary partnership of international organizations with substantive mandates and programmes for the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources. [more]
Wildlex Database of Wildlife Related Law. [more]
Bushmeat harvest in tropical forests: Knowledge base, gaps and research priorities This paper aims to shift the focus of current and future research efforts on bushmeat harvest towards the issue of sustainability, which must include ecosystem function and livelihoods, and game populations. [more]
Human-wildlife conflict toolkit Human-Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) are a major concern in Central Africa, as they not only severely affect the food security and well-being of local populations including their safety, but also impact all wildlife conservation efforts. In the face of this alarming situation, the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) has made HWC mitigation a priority with the aim of developing approaches and tools to reduce its effect and impacts. At the request of COMIFAC and the Central African Protected Areas Network (RAPAC), FAO commissioned CIRAD to provide assistance in developing a human-wildlife conflict toolkit (HWCT) [more]
FAO Forestry Paper 167: Wildlife in a changing climate This publication analyses and presents how climate change affects or will likely affect wild animals and their habitats. Although climate change has been observed and monitored over several decades, there are fewlong-term studies on its affect on wildlife. There is growing evidence, however, that climate change significantly exacerbates other major human-induced pressures such as encroachment, deforestation, forest degradation, land-use change, pollution and overexploitation of wildlife resources. [more]
Unasylva No. 236: Forests, people and wildlife This issue addresses the challenges of balancing conservation and use of plant and animal biodiversity in forest settings, particularly where people's livelihods or species survival are at stake. [more]

last updated:  Monday, May 8, 2017