WILDMEAT Interventions Database

Jasmin Willis, ICCS team member, currenly working on our TRADE hub programme has been collaborating with partners to launch the WILDMEAT Interventions Database.

The WILDMEAT Interventions Database provides a freely accessible, comprehensive database cataloguing past and current wild meat interventions that aim to increase the sustainability of wild meat use. The Interventions Database was developed by the WILDMEAT project, a collaboration between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the University of Stirling, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, which aims to make the best information on wild meat available to all.

Many interventions to address unsustainable wild meat use have been implemented worldwide, however information on these interventions is often not published. This means details of the interventions, the stakeholders involved, and their conservation outcomes are limited. This knowledge gap hinders conservation researchers and practitioners designing and implementing wild meat interventions from learning from past projects. Interventions to manage wild meat use often involve limited resources meaning it is vital to help focus critical resources on the most effective and evidence-based methods. The WILDMEAT Interventions Database aims to help close this knowledge gap and provide those working in wild meat with the best available evidence to design effective management interventions.

The WILDMEAT Interventions Database focuses on five intervention types currently; those that provide alternative livelihoods, help manage hunting at the community level, improve law enforcement, implement demand reduction campaigns, and raise awareness of conservation activities, with most projects implementing a combination of these intervention types. As of January 2021, there are 285 projects in the Interventions Database, across ten countries, implemented by 225 organisations and funded by 116 donors. Presently, the database contains projects from Central Africa that were active between 2000 and 2021, however, this year the database will be expanded to encompass the whole of Africa, and eventually, South America and Asia.

The WILDMEAT Interventions Database can be viewed through the online explorer, where users can search for interventions, gain insights into the types and distribution of interventions in the database and download the original data. To add information on a particular intervention or suggest additional interventions that could be added to the database, please get in touch via info@wildmeat.org.

 

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