These resources were compiled by our colleagues at Bushmeat.Net
. See their resource listings
for more complete Bushmeat, Primate and Forest Conservation resources.
We also support EAZA in its attempt to reach the European Parliament and the leaders of the African countries.
Bushmeat Specific Projects/Research
- The Biosynergy Institute / Bushmeat Project has been a leader in forcing the recognition of the crisis; their bibliography may be the most extensive.
- The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF) was formed to coordinate the activities of the major conservation/wildlife organizations and individuals. See the research archives.
- EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, has run a bushmeat campaign and a rainforest campaign.
- The Pattycake Fund is a World Conservation Society initiative to save wild gorillas currently at risk.
- The Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London has a number of promising bushmeat research projects in process ranging from biometric modeling to socio-economic studies of hunters and their livelihoods.
Habitat/Animal Conservation Groups
- The African Conservation Foundation pulls together all worthy African conservation causes.
- The Bellerive Foundation deals with a wide-range of ecological, socio-political and ethical issues. Sadruddin Aga Khan, the founder of Bellerive, has written Beyond the Limits of Sustainable Growth.
- The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is devoted to saving the Bonobo.
- The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF) in Washington DC to coordinate activities of scores of conservation/wildlife organizations and individuals.
- The Canadian Great Ape Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing conservation strategies that work for the great apes, as well as the local people.
Their focus is the Bushmeat Crisis.
- CARPE, the Central African Regional Program for the Environment is an initiative by USAID to address the issue of deforestation in the Congo basin.
- Conservation International promotes biodiversity conservation in tropical rain forests and other endangered ecosystems and is about to launch a major Center for Applied Biodiversity Science.
- The Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora
is the most important international agreement concerning species survival.
- The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund focuses on the mountain gorilla.
- The Eco-Portal is
an "Information Gateway Empowering the Movement for Environmental
Sustainability." They maintain Earth
Blog, on related topics.
- The Forest Conservation Portal provides vast rainforest, forest and biodiversity conservation news &
information. Their Forest Conservation Links Page is a reviewed Forest Conservation search space.
- The Gorilla Foundation - for the protection, preservation and propogation of Gorillas.
- The Great Ape Project International has
been a leader fostering international awareness and concern for our great
ape relatives; consider signing the Declaration
on Great Apes.
- The International Fund for Animal Welfare works to stop the commercial exploitation of wild animals. IFAW's efforts span the globe and it is stepping up its work in Central Africa.
- The International Primate Protection League works for the conservation and protection of all non-human primates worldwide.
- The Jane Goodall Institute has joined the fight against endangered Bushmeat. See their bushmeat factsheet and their what you can do section.
- The Orangutan Foundation International supports the conservation and understanding of the orangutan.
- The Primate Society of Great Britain promotes research into all aspects of primate biology, conservation and management. Their Bushmeat Consensus Statement was one of the earliest.
- The Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and their inhabitants.
- The Rainforest Foundation supports
indigenous people and traditional populations of the world's rainforests
in their efforts to protect their environment. The
UK affiliate offers additional information.
- Traffic is the wildlife trade monitoring arm of the WWF; is mission is to prevent trade in animals and plants that endangers species survival.
- The Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation (TWWF) has been established to help save animal species that are threatened with extinction. We work with them.
- The Wildlife Conservation Society works to save wildlife and wild lands worldwide The WCS Congo Basin program has helped establish five protected areas extending over 10,000 square miles. The WCS has programs to protect all three gorilla subspecies.
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