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Why eat wild meat? Understanding food preferences to inform effective alternatives to bushmeat consumption

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This flyer outlines the ‘Why eat wild meat? Developing effective alternatives to bushmeat consumption’ project which is funded by the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative between 2018 and 2020.

The project focuses on the Dja Faunal Reserve in southeast Cameroon, where wild meat consumption is common. We will use our findings to improve the capacity of conservation and development actors to design and implement initiatives that reduce the hunting of threatened species for wild meat – initiatives that are feasible, effective and, crucially, acceptable to local people.

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There is growing concern that hunting for wild meat consumption is unsustainable and threatening biodiversity conservation and food security across sub-Saharan Africa. But for initiatives that promote alternatives to succeed, they must be based in a strong understanding of why people eat wild meat.

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