Wild meat

CIFOR and partners are mapping the path to a sustainable wild meat sector across Latin America, Africa and Asia.


Millions of people around the world use wild animals for food, medicine and income. But because wild meat, or ‘bushmeat’ as it’s called, is considered illegal in most countries, its impact on biodiversity and human health is often overlooked – and under-researched.

Through its Bushmeat Research Initiative and as a member of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management and the Sustainable Wildlife Management consortium, CIFOR is influencing policy decision making around wildlife conservation worldwide.

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