African Wildlife Colleges Education Workshop Reports
In 2002, the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force worked with the three regional wildlife colleges in Africa (École pour la Formation des Specialistes de la Faune de Garoua, Cameroon [EFG], College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania [CAWM] and Southern African Wildlife College, South Africa [SAWC]) to initiate a process for developing bushmeat education and training programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development and WWF-US’s R.E. Train Education for Nature Program (WWF EFN) and the facilitation of African Wildlife Foundation, approximately 100 participants from approximately 30 countries participated in the three workshops held at EFG, CAWM and SAWC during 2002, contributing to the development of bushmeat curricula that will be used to train mid-career wildlife managers to better respond to the challenges of the bushmeat trade on the ground. Workshop reports (pdf documents included below) are already being used to progress to the next stage of this effort: development of a bushmeat curriculum for each college. BCTF and EFG are especially grateful to WWF EFN for providing funding for the curriculum development, implementation and evaluation phases at EFG.