|Date||8 Feb 2010|
Secondly, much has been talked, done and written on Medicinal Plants, but that is the contrary for Medicinal Wildlife, at least in Cameroon. Unlike medicinal plants, which are harvested as parts of trees and plants that are generally left intact, an animal is always killed for medicinal wildlife.
Long Term Goal:
From the study we will pick and propose some identified species for focussed protection by law, search alternatives especially for endangered species of medicinal wildlife, consider the ex-situ conservation of some, as well as seek funding to help some local hunters to obtain hunting licenses – as example in a legal practice which is quite rare here.
The result will be presented/circulated to government, conservation organisations and community based groups, who are expected to take it as a relay baton and impetus for more work in that line.
Planned Activities, Methodology and Timescale:
We will link the findings through radio talk programs, distribution of flyers and posters, sketches, meetings and interactive discussions, for the awareness campaigns.
With the results we will confer with conservation stakeholders on possible alternatives and alternative actions. Recommendations will be proposed to the government and international conservation organisations, for possible policy change to better protect and sustain medicinal wildlife.
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