Wildlife Farming: A Viable Alternative to Hunting in Tropical Forests?

Jun 19, 2009

(Working Paper #23, Wildlife Conservation Society)

This paper examines the viability and conservation role of wildlife farming in tropical forest countries. Farming of wildlife species for their meat is often suggested as a way to provide protein and income to people that are engaged in the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade. The authors analyze biological, economic, law enforcement, invasive species, and socio-cultural considerations that factor into their conclusions regarding the viability of wildlife farming.

Mockin, Miranda H., E.L. Bennett, and D.T. LaBruna. 2005. Wildlife Farming: A Viable Alternative to Hunting in Tropical Forests? WCS Working Paper No. 23. Wildlife Conservation Society, New York.

Link: http://www.wcs.org/media/file/WP23_Wildlife_Farming.pdf

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