Scientific Meeting - Bushmeat and fisheries within the livelihood context
9 Jun 2009 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bushmeat and fisheries within the livelihood context: what are the implications for conservation?
Livelihoods of wildlife harvesters in developing countries are often diverse, with people drawing on a range of sources to support their livelihoods. As well as wildlife harvesting for consumption or sale, these sources can include farming, trading, casual labour and remittances and may be for monetary returns or consumption.
Research designed to inform conservation and development activities often focuses on the biological impacts or socio-economic importance of just one component of their livelihoods, and ignores the cross-sectoral interactions with other ventures. However, these other ventures may have significant implications for the sustainability of their activities both from the perspective of peoples' livelihoods and the resources they depend on. Successful conservation and human development requires a better understanding of the factors that influence wildlife harvesters' decisions on how to engage in the range of available ventures. This understanding will also provide conservation practitioners with a much broader toolbox to draw on in order to achieve their goals.
Organised by Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen1, Nick Hill1 and Dr Noëlle Kümpel2
1Institute of Zoology, ZSL; 2Conservation Programmes, ZSL.
Topics & Speakers:
Background issues: bushmeat and livelihoods
Dr Glyn Davies - Director of Programmes, WWF-UK;
Bushmeat and fish consumption in Gabon
Dr Lauren Coad - Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford & Kathryn Knights - Imperial College London;
The role of wildlife products in livelihoods in Equatorial Guinea: a comparative study
Dr Noëlle Kümpel - ZSL;
Fishing and snaking on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Dr Sharon Brooks - University of Cambridge;
Summary and discussion
Professor Katherine Homewood - Anthropology, University College London.
Please note that this event has already taken place.
The talks are free and open to the public (no advance booking or registration required). Talks will begin at 6.00pm; doors open at 5.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. A dinner with the speakers will follow this Scientific Meeting and places must be booked in advance. Please download above booking form for further information.
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