admin June 8, 2012 0

Mitigating the Impact of the Illegal Bushmeat Trade: Awareness and Alternative Proteins in Katavi-Rukwa Ecosystem of Western Tanzania – 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 ehnance local public health and livelihoods.

The project was funded by USFWS’s Wildlife Without Borders-Africa program through BEAN.