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MSU College of Law

International Environmental Law Research Guide

Research Sources Illegal Commercial Trade in Bushmeat

Introduction to Research Guides

Selected Articles and Other Information Sources

Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy: special issue on Wildlife, Markets, States and Communities in Africa, vol. 7, issue 3-4 (2004). [Print resource: MSU Law library]

Natarajan Ishwaran, International Conservation Diplomacy and the World Heritage Convention, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, vol. 7, issue 1-2 (2004) [Print resource: MSU Law library]

Dale Peterson, Eating Apes: [Print resource: MSU Main library, Call # QL737.P96 P463 (2003)]

Sara Oldfield, The Trade in Wildlife: Regulation for Conservation. [Print resource: MSU Law library, Call # K 3525.T76 (2003)].

Developing Crisis Facing Wildlife Species Due to Bushmeat Consumption: Oversight Hearings before the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, July 11, 2002 [hearing is available electronically by linking from the MSU library MAGIC record for this title]

CITES list of species affected by the Bushmeat Trade (as of December 4, 2001)

International Organizations

CITES Bushmeat Working Group (CBWG)

UN Works to protect endangered species (The website is no longer up to date, the following website is a link to the archived site.)

UNEP Great Apes Survival Partnership


Bushmeat Crisis Task force [coalition of 34 U.S. based non-governmental organizations and hundreds of individuals]

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Bushmeat news

World Wildlife Fund – bushmeat

Great Ape Primatological Society

The Great Ape World Heritage Species Project

Species Page: Central African Mapserver

Legal Framework

Treaties and Conventions

Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES):

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Yaounde Declaration for Conserving the Congo Basin Rain Forest

Conservation Treaty 2005 (French)

Domestic Legislation and Programs

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.

Great Ape Conservation Act,16 U.S.C. §6301 et. seq.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Great Ape Conservation Fund, 16 U.S.C. §6304

African Elephant Conservation Act (AfECA),16 U.S.C. §4201 et. seq.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Threatened and Endangered Species System, Foreign Listed Species Report:

Flagship Species Conservation Act of 2005 (legislation introduced by Congressman Wayne Gilchrest) (available on Thomas website:

Multinational Species Conservation Fund

Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) (USAID project – website maintained by the University of Maryland)

Sources of Information about International Environmental Law

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