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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)
http://www.bushmeat.org/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_127741_125320_0_0_18/
Species%20Affected.pdf

International Organizations

CITES Bushmeat Working Group (CBWG)
http://www.cites.org/eng/prog/bushmeat.shtml

UN Works to protect endangered species (The website is no longer up to date, the following website is a link to the archived site.)
http://www.un.org/works/OLD/environment/animalplanet/gorilla.html

UNEP Great Apes Survival Partnership
http://www.unep.org/grasp/

NGOs

Bushmeat Crisis Task force [coalition of 34 U.S. based non-governmental organizations and hundreds of individuals]
http://www.bushmeat.org/docs.html

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Bushmeat news
http://www.bushmeat.org

World Wildlife Fund – bushmeat
http://worldwildlife.org/bsp/publications/africa/127/congo_23.html

Great Ape Primatological Society
http://www.unipv.it/webbio/api/api.htm

http://www.unipv.it/webbio/dfprimat.htm#BUSHMEAT%20CRISIS

The Great Ape World Heritage Species Project
http://www.4greatapes.com/

Species Page: Central African Mapserver
http://www.bushmeat.org/IMAP/species/index.html

Legal Framework

Treaties and Conventions

Convention on Biological Diversity
http://www.biodiv.org/default.shtml

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES):
http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/text.shtml

UNESCO World Heritage Convention
http://whc.unesco.org/archive/convention-en.pdf

Yaounde Declaration for Conserving the Congo Basin Rain Forest
http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/wwf_solutions/yaounde_summit/

Conservation Treaty 2005 (French)
http://assets.panda.org/downloads/traitecomifacbrazzaville2005.pdf

Domestic Legislation and Programs

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ESA/content.html

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
http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/16C82.txt

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:
http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/SpeciesReport.do?lead=10&listingType=L

Flagship Species Conservation Act of 2005 (legislation introduced by Congressman Wayne Gilchrest) (available on Thomas website:
http://thomas.loc.gov)

Multinational Species Conservation Fund
http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/crs/RS21157.pdf

Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) (USAID project – website maintained by the University of Maryland)
http://carpe.umd.edu/

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