To maintain biodiversity while assuring the continued access of rural populations to bushmeat, the following policy recommendations are made:
Governmental and non-governmental conservation organizations should provide increased funding and emphasize participatory co-management of forests and wildlife within forest mosaic/agricultural landscapes, particularly on common pool resources among smallholders. Bushmeat is one of the natural resources that provide food security and sovereignty for vulnerable rural and urban populations.
The Ecuadorian government’s Socio Bosque program should prioritize forest areas that provide dispersal corridors to intact forest landscapes
The MAE should create participatory recovery plans for species that are absent or very rare, specifically...