The Little Rock Zoo

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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Illegal Commercial Bushmeat Trade-The Jane Goodall Institute

At the heart of the declining chimpanzee population is the illegal poaching of chimps and other great apes for bushmeat. The Jane Goodall Institute is working with governments and local communities to end this horrible practice.

With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.

The illegal, commercial bushmeat trade is not driven by the need to feed local people.

Instead, this meat ends up in city markets and expensive restaurants throughout Equatorial Africa. Items such as gorilla hands are considered “delicacies” by wealthy elite both in the range countries and in Europe and the United States.

It is an outright crime.

Please help us put an end to the commercial bushmeat trade and support practices to save chimpanzees from extinction by taking these two actions immediately:

Please sign our petition here and consider making a special online contribution to the Jane Goodall Institute to support our efforts across Africa to end the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade, preserve valuable wildlife habitat and work with local communities to protect chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants and other precious endangered wildlife.


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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Vote to help end the Bush meat trade!

    Ecolife foundation is in a grant competition which if we will will give us $100,000 USD to help bring sustainable protein through aquaponics directly to bush meat hunters and their communities. Meeting their needs to reduce pressure on wildlife.

    ECOLIFE Foundation will build a Village Aquaponics System at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. The Limbe Center is an oasis for orphans of the bush meat trade and also work to reduce poaching by holding classes to educated and provide other opportunities to bush meat hunters. This is a great opportunity to open new doors for micro-economic development and an alternative source of animal protein. $100,000 can ensure that at least three villages impacting endangered wildlife resources also have systems, training and the team to operate them.
    The competition ends on January 10th.

    for more info!/event.php?eid=184472448231652