The value of bushmeat data collected by Esi Congo

The value of bushmeat data collected by Esi Congo

The value of bushmeat data collected by Esi Congo
Since 2009, ESI Congo's team has been conducting monthly censuses of the bushmeat trade in the Pointe-Noire markets to determine the nature, quantity and origin of the species traded.

Today, the association has a database containing more than 7000 observations from more than 10 years of surveys conducted. These data are collected with the aim of shedding light on the trafficking of protected species, and to provide decision-makers and conservation practitioners with scientific and awareness-raising tools to strengthen compliance with animal species protection laws.

The analysis of our dataset is enhanced in the form of a dashboard thanks to the investment of scientific agents affiliated to the Laboratoire Comportement et Ecologie de la Faune Sauvage - Wildlife, Behaviour and Ecology Research Unit of the Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement (INRAE), based in France.

This dashboard is intended to present the monitoring results of bushmeat surveys in a grouped way on a screen with the possibility of producing thematic graphs and maps, with the aim of allowing a quick and accessible understanding and analysis of the data to the general public. This visual and interactive tool makes it possible to easily carry out evolutionary assessments to examine the behaviour of bushmeat traffic in the Pointe-Noire markets.

This display work will be completed by the production of a scientific article co-authored by ESI Congo, the Wildlife Behavior and Ecology Laboratory, and the Jane Goodall Institute Congo, based on the cross-referencing of bushmeat traffic monitoring data collected by the various parties involved in the collaboration.  This scientific paper will not only validate the analysis of the data sets in front of the scientific community, but will also contribute to the creation of a decision support tool for the competent authorities. Thus, ESI Congo honors its partnership with the Ministry of Forest Economy, in order to support the conservation of the extraordinary biodiversity of Mayombe.

The dashboard can be consulted on this link: https://esicongo.shinyapps.io/ESI_viande_brousse/

 

ACTUALITÉS LES PLUS VUES

OTHERS NEWS

The value of bushmeat data collected by Esi Congo

Since 2009, ESI Congo's team has been conducting monthly censuses of the bushmeat trade in the Pointe-Noire markets to determine the nature, quantity and origin of the species traded.

Read more ...

Training of field technicians from GSAC Alliance member NGOs in February 2020

From 24 to 28 February 2020, the GSAC Alliance organized a training in Yaoundé (Cameroon) for field technicians from member NGOs.

Read more ...

News from MMT in 2020

In implementing its community-based approach, MMT seeks and develops innovative solutions to reconcile Bonobo conservation and the well-being of local communities.

Read more ...

News from ESI Congo in 2020

Two important news for the cause of primates in Congo, at the end of this year 2019, are to be noted, thanks to the work of the association ESI CONGO.

Read more ...

News from TF-RD in 2020

In September 2019, a partnership agreement was signed between TF-RD and the Noé association in order to protect the Moabi, a tree threatened in Cameroon due to its overexploitation because of its high

Read more ...

News from PROGRAM in 2020

Within the framework of the Small Initiatives Project (PPI), focusing on the development of income-generating activities (IGAs) in order to develop a local economy in the villages located in the buffe

Read more ...

Participation of the GSAC Alliance in the RAJAKO day in France

The GSAC Alliance, represented by its former Secretary General, Guillaume TATI, has been invited to participate in the RAJAKO Day in October 2019 in Branféré, France.

Read more ...

2019 Annual Meeting of the GSAC Alliance in the Republic of Congo

In November 2019, the GSAC Alliance, supported by PPI, organized their 4th Strategic Workshop, followed by the 2019 General Assembly, in the Republic of Congo.

Read more ...

The GSAC Alliance participation to the 2nd Africain Primatological Society Conference

The GSAC Alliance participated in the second APS Conference, from 2 September to 8 September 2019, in Entebbe, Uganda, on the topic "Primate Conservation in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities".

Read more ...

Arrival of Quentin, a volunteer photographer in GSAC Alliance

As part of our partnership with the Nicolas Hulot Foundation, Quentin, a young volunteer photographer arrived in Cameroon on September 2nd.

Read more ...

News from MMT in 2019

From September 2 to 4, Mbou-Mon-Tour (MMT) participated in an interdisciplinary conservation summit called "Conservation Optimism Summit" organized by Oxford University at St. Catherine's College in p

Read more ...

News from TF-RD in 2019

TF-RD intervenes in the Dja reserve, most of which is located in an integral conservation area prohibiting all types of activities (agriculture, forestry, etc.), and housing populations of gorillas, c

Read more ...

News from ERuDef in 2019

In the previous newsletter, our article focused on the first phase of validation, in 2018, of Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Management Plan in southwestern Cameroon, at local and regional level.

Read more ...

News from ESI Congo in 2019

ESI Congo develops a Resource Center for Biodiversity and Ecotourism (CRBE) to promote the biological richness of the Mayombe forest.

Read more ...

News from GACEBB in 2019

The population of the Province of Ecuador, especially those in the region of Basankusu, are bushmeat consumers, including meat of bonobos.

Read more ...

News from PROGRAM in 2019

In 2017, in order to continue its drive to create a local economy in Doussala, one of the villages within the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park in Gabon, the PROGRAM association is developing income-gene

Read more ...

Coming from the Secretary General in Cameroon as part of an institutional mission in June 2019

The Secretary General of the network, Guillaume TATI, carried out an institutional mission from May 28 to June 5, 2019 in Cameroon. Accompanied by the technical staff, he was able to meet many key act

Read more ...

Technical support missions to Gabon and Cameroon in May and June 2019

The Technical Assistant of the network carried out two field missions in 2019 on site of NGOs TF-RD and PROGRAM, members of the network since its creation.

Read more ...

A review of MMT's activities in 2018

For several years, we have been working on the implementation of an ecotourism project in the project area.

Read more ...

Back to the activities of PROGRAM in 2018

PROGRAM intervenes since 2004 in the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park. In 2018, the association received funding from the Innovative Project of Civil Societies and Coalitions of Actors (PISCCA) of the E

Read more ...

Back on GACEBB's activities in 2018

The year 2018 was a year rich in results for GACEBB which continues its field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read more ...

Organization of a technical training in QGIS and computerized accounting management in Cameroon

In line with one of its strategic objectives to build the capacity of network members, the GSAC Alliance organized a technical training in Yaoundé in late December 2018, over several days.

Read more ...

GSAC Alliance intervention in the French Senate to save the great apes

In October 2018, the GSAC Alliance met with various French and international actors in order to participate in the joint reflection on the solutions envisaged in the face of the alarming situation of

Read more ...

Participation of the GSAC Alliance at the 31st Colloquium of the Francophone Society of Primatology

The GSAC Alliance participated in the 31st Primatology Symposium organized by the Société Francophone De Primatologie (SFDP).

Read more ...

Strategic Workshop and Annual General Meeting in 2018 of GSAC Alliance

GSAC Alliance members met from June 1st to 9th in Libreville, as well as on the PROGRAM intervention site, in the heart of the Moukalaba Doudou National Park (PNMD) in Gabon to hold the third General

Read more ...

Review of TF-RD's activities in 2018

The year 2018 was marked by the implementation of a project in a new area of intervention: "Campo Ma'an National Park" located in southern Cameroon on the Gulf of Guinea.

Read more ...

A review of ERuDef's activities in 2018

Despite the socio-political crisis and the ongoing conflict in the area, the association was able to continue developing its projects in 2018 and to take part in the negotiations.

Read more ...

Back on the activities of ESI Congo in 2018

ESI Congo continued in 2018 its project for the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees in the Mayombe forest.

Read more ...