Mitigating the impact of illegal bushmeat trade in the Tsavo ecosystem
The illegal bushmeat trade is a serious threat to the survival of our wildlife, second only to habitat loss. Seeing the danger that this poses to our beleaguered wildlife, the Society has taken the initiative to take the challenge head-on. To facilitate the bushmeat desk, measures have been made to implement a number of solutions in some of the bushmeat hotspots in the country. The current projects focus on awareness raising and generation of alternative livelihood around the Tsavo ecosystem.
Reduce the illegal trade in bushmeat in Taveta and the surrounding areas
- To raise level of awareness on the implications of illegal bushmeat trade.
- To build the capacity of registered local CBOs on sustainable fish farming.
- To enhance access to competitively priced alternative protein to reduce bushmeat consumption in Taveta
- Training on alternative sustainable livelihoods
- Bushmeat education outreach
- Training bushmeat educators
- Initiating alternative protein projects – fish farming and chicken production
Achievements to date
- Training workshop for 10 community-based organisations (CBO)
- Fish farming project started.
- Two CBO received fish fingerlings
- Bushmeat awareness rising activities started
High mortality of fish fingerlings introduced in pond in Taveta from the Bamburi hatchery
Supporting development partners:
- Monsanto Fund