The SWM Project in Gabon
GABON© CIRAD/Daniel Cornelis
The forests in the Congo Basin are home to an extremely rich diversity of animal and plant life. The Mulundu Department in the Ogooué-Lolo Province, is home to a diversity and abundance of wildlife, which provide an important source of protein and income for communities in small rural villages. However, the growing demand for wild meat in secondary towns and metropolitan areas could affect the availability of resources for these village communities.
The SWM Project in Gabon aims to promote sustainable management of village hunting and the local wild meat trade, whilst increasing the supply of alternative proteins. SWM activities in Gabon are coordinated by CIRAD, in collaboration with local communities and Gabon’s Ministry of Water and Forests
- Prepared a summary report of all the work conducted in year 1 and year 2;
- Ongoing household survey in Mulundu department;
- Ongoing investigation for positive hunting law application and applicability;
- Performed study on the partner groups’ ethnic, clan and lineage structure;
- Monitored hunting activities in three new village groups.