From a legal perspective, the bushmeat crisis is the result of failed policies - not just wildlife trade and protection regulations, but the failure of governments to provide for reliable agricultural systems, public awareness about zoonotic diseases, and sustainable use of natural resources. Through the work of international NGOs and western governments, "consumer" nations are crafting laws which improve protection for wildlife, forests, and people.
Follow these links for reports and documents about bushmeat and wildlife trade policies and meetings:
- Bushmeat Policy
- Human and Wildlife Health Policy
- Wildlife Trade Regulation
- Logging and Forest Policy
- Biodiversity and Protected Areas Policy
- Meetings and Conferences