Public Health, Bushmeat & Conservation: The Delicate Balance of Biodiversity and Human Health

Dr. Golden is lead author of a 2011 paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science titled, “Benefits of wildlife consumption to child nutrition in a biodiversity hotspot”. Dr. Golden discussed his work on the links between bushmeat consumption and childhood anemia, as well as implications for conservation planning. Panelists shared their reflections on this work from their areas of expertise.
Panelists included:

Cara Honzak,Senior Program Officer, Population, Health & Environment, World Wildlife Fund
Steve Osofsky, DVM, Director, Health Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society
Nathalie Simoneau, Africa/Madagascar Program, World Wildlife Fund

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Mitigating the impact of the illegal bushmeat trade – slide presentation

Mr. Andimile discussed an alternative protein and awareness intervention initiative in the Katavi-Rukwa Ecosystem. The project aims to vaccinate chicken against Newcastle disease, which causes reliance on bushmeat as a source of nutrition. By bringing local communities to the table through participatory methods, environmental awareness and the value of biodiversity is fostered while seeking viable options to enhance local public health and livelihoods. The project was funded by USFWS’s Wildlife Without Borders-Africa program through BEAN.

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Collaboration, Success, Identity and Accountability: The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force

Powerpoint Presentation by Heather Eves of the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force entitled “Collaboration, Success, Identity and Accountability: The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force”

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