Hunting has always been a part of the lives of communities in Manyu. However, the increased commercialization of wildlife over the decades could lead to extinction of valuable species if it is not halted. EGI’s contribution is through awareness and information about protected species and conservation laws.
With our work, we hope to change people’s attitudes towards hunting and the bush meat trade. Conservation activities do not stand alone, but are done hand in hand with promotion of alternative sources of subsistence and income. Put together these strategies will significantly reduce pressure on the species and its habitat.