Wild Chimpanzee Foundation

Bushmeat Study

The trade and consumption of bush-meat, which often includes species threatened with extinction, is a big problem affecting conservation efforts in Africa. The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation is monitoring this illegal trade and is investigating the effect that environmental education and awareness programs have on peoples’ attitudes to bush-meat by measuring levels of consumption over extended periods of time in families and villages by conducting personal interviews. WCF collects data on the trans-boundary bush-meat markets of Daobly and Tarsla along the Liberian-Ivorian boarder since many years.