The bush-meat crisis in Africa will continue as long as there are individuals who rely on wildlife for protein or income. No amount of law enforcement or awareness will curb the illegal bush-meat trade in the absence of realistic alternatives.The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation started to address the importance of bush-meat alternatives to protect the remaining wildlife in West Africa. So far we created with our partners in local villages and schools: fish-, chicken-, snail-, goat- and grass cutter-farm micro-projects. The micro-projects provide an alternative source of income and protein to the local population and by this discourage their involvement in the commercial bush-meat trade.The micro-projects are supervised by WCF and local experts. Support is provided where needed until they have reached a sustainable level.