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Title: Wild meat: the bigger picture
Authors: Milner-Gulland, Eleanor J
Bennett, Elizabeth L
Abernethy, Katharine
Bakarr, Mohamed
Bodmer, Richard
Brashares, Justin
Cowlishaw, Guy
Elkan, Paul
Eves, Heather
Fa, John
Peres, Carlos A
Roberts, Callum
Robinson, John G
Rowcliffe, Marcus
Wilkie, David S
Contact Email: k.a.abernethy@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: Cell Press
Citation: Milner-Gulland EJ, Bennett EL, Abernethy K, Bakarr M, Bodmer R, Brashares J, Cowlishaw G, Elkan P, Eves H, Fa J, Peres CA, Roberts C, Robinson JG, Rowcliffe M & Wilkie DS (2003) Wild meat: the bigger picture, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18 (7), pp. 351-357.
Abstract: Massive overhunting of wildlife for meat across the humid tropics is now causing local extinctions of numerous species. Rural people often rely heavily on wild meat, but, in many areas, this important source of food and income is either already lost or is being rapidly depleted. The problem can only be tackled by looking at the wider economic and institutional context within which such hunting occurs, from household economics to global terms of trade. Conservation efforts must be placed within a landscape context; a mosaic of hunted and no-take areas might balance conservation with continued subsistence use. Successful conservation of hunted wildlife requires collaboration at all scales, involving local people, resource extraction companies, governments and scientists.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/20989
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5347(03)00123-X
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Affiliation: Imperial College London
Wildlife Conservation Society (North America Program)
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Conservation International
University of Florida
University of Cambridge
Zoological Society of London
Wildlife Conservation Society (Africa Program)
Bushmeat Crisis Task Force
Imperial College London
University of East Anglia
New York University
Wildlife Conservation Society (North America Program)
Zoological Society of London
Wildlife Conservation Society (North America Program)

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