Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF)
The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF), founded in 1999, is a consortium of conservation organisations and scientists dedicated to the conservation of wildlife populations threatened by commercial hunting of wildlife for sale as meat. BCTF’s vision is to eliminate the illegal commercial bushmeat trade through the development of a global network that actively supports and informs nations, organisations, scientists and the general public. To achieve this, BCTF’s primary goal is to build a public, professional and government constituency aimed at identifying and supporting solutions that effectively respond to the bushmeat crisis in Africa and around the world. BCT does education and awareness raising work, and recognises complex links between poverty and bushmeat trade.
1. BCTF Projects Database: This project is part of an ongoing effort to find solutions to the African bushmeat crisis through developing mechanisms for information sharing on this critically important conservation issue.
2. Bushmeat Working Group: This working group was set up to promote awareness and action to achieve better and sustainable management of the bushmeat trade.
3. The Bushmeat Promise: This campaign is designed to raise public awareness about the bushmeat crisis and promote direct actions to make a difference.