Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Wildlife Management

This module is intended for practitioners, policymakers, forest managers, students and other stakeholders involved in wildlife management. It outlines the definition, the value and importance of wildlife resources and its sustainable management. This module also addresses some current issues that are coming up at the point where wildlife management intersects with food security, livelihoods and well-being, and offers a forest-specific perspective where appropriate.

"This study examines the development consequences of the Zimbabwe’s CAMPFIRE Program with reference to the differential outcomes for men and women. The program, and associated development activity, has initiated many changes in village life. Some of these have led women into opportunities that were formerly not available, including formal education,...
This report aims to gain insights of wildlife-based land uses (WBLU) on freehold land in Namibia and link with food security. This is developed through documenting the scale of meat production on Namibian farmlands, how game meat is used and the economic and social benefits resulting from game meat production....
This study seeks to understand better and address the poaching and trafficking of wildlife in the Garamba-Bili-Chinko landscape of southeast Central African Republic (CAR) and northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It present analysis of 1) local communities living around the protected areas of the GBC landscape, 2) wildlife trafficking...
Increasing habitat fragmentation and human population growth in Africa has resulted in an escalation in human-elephant conflict between small-scale farmers and free-ranging African elephants (Loxodonta Africana). This article tested the efficacy of a beehive fence design to keep elephants away from invading small-scale farms, as part of the 10-year Conservation...
This study conducts a systematic review of the scientific literature to evaluate the status of diseases at the livestock–wildlife interface in the United States. Specifically, the goals of the literature review were three fold: first to evaluate domestic animal diseases currently found in the United States where wildlife may play...
Wildlife diseases are in fashion. This is creating an explosion of related knowledge. The dynamics of both wildlife and diseases and the changes in livestock and wildlife management make it increasingly difficult to overview the current situation of wildlife diseases in Europe. This article reviews some of the most relevant...
Large areas of tropical forest have been designated for timber production. In this study, large-scale camera trap surveys were used to evaluate terrestrial mammal communities, with special emphasis on jaguars, in FSC certified logging concessions in Guatemala and Peru and assess the impact of reduced-impact logging in certified concessions upon...
The EU Large Carnivore Platform has gather a diversity of case studies, which document how cohabitation between people and large carnivores within the EU can be supported. The cases studies are classified into five categories: (i) Provision of Advice/Awareness Raising; (ii) Provision of Practical Support; (iii) Understanding Viewpoints; (iv) Innovative...
This report consists of a series of individual’s country papers which focus on community empowerment and power relations in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) initiatives based on existing literature and the direct experiences of authors in eight southern/eastern African countries . The case studies cover a diversity of sectors from...
The forests of Gabon supports the largest populations of lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants in the world. Nevertheless, the presence of forest concession make the region vulnerable to exploitation that facilitate large-scale hunting and trade, increasing the threat to important habitats as well as the survival of large mammals. This...
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