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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

May 16th 2016:Bushmeat Crisis with Evanson Kariuki

The news is filled with crises threatening wildlife and our environment- from deforestation to desertification, climate change, human overpopulation and encroachment, poverty and crashing numbers of wildlife populations. We hear a lot of poachers and poaching, criminal cartels and the illegal wildlife trade. But, what we don’t hear about is the Bushmeat trade itself, what drives it, and what effects it leaves in its wake. Today, my guest is long time friend and colleague Evanson Kariuki- who has studied this issue for more than a decade and its relationship to biodiversity, conservation effor

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Evanson Kariuki

Evanson Kariuki is a native Kenyan who is passionate about preserving his country’s natural treasurers. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Public administration from Moi University. While at the University, Evanson began to take an active interest in wildlife conservation. In 2001, Partnering with colleagues to form Youth for Conservation, an indigenous wildlife conservation with KWS to remove snares and works with leading community scouts in the Maasai Mara. In 2008, he was nominated graduated the prestigious College of African Wildlife Management (Mweka) Tanzania with a Post Graduate Diploma in Wildlife Management specializing on the Bushmeat. Evanson has worked as Fiel
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Bushmeat Free East Africa Network (BEAN)

The Bushmeat-free Eastern Africa Network (BEAN) is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional network of stakeholders who work collaboratively to raise awareness, share information, and leverage resources to build local partnerships to implement grassroots solutions that directly address bushmeat exploitation problems affecting protected and surrounding areas in Eastern Africa. (We define the bushmeat trade as the illegal, over-hunting of wildlife for meat and income.) BEAN emerged from the USFWS MENTOR Fellowship Program, a funded cooperative agreement from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through Wildlife Without Borders- Africa program to the College of African Wildlife Management -
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world The news is filled with crises threatening wildlife and our environment- from deforestation to desertification, climate change, human overpopulation and encroachment, poverty and crashing numbers of wildlife populations. We hear a lot of poachers and poaching, criminal cartels and the illegal wildlife trade. But, what we don’t hear about is the Bushmeat trade itself, what drives it, and what effects it leaves in its wake. Today, my guest is long time friend and colleague Evanson Kariuki- who has studied this issue for more than a decade and its relationship to biodiversity, conservation efforts, national and international economies, and global public health. I have seen Evans grow into an expert conservationist with a deep knowledge gained through working alongside and in partnership and collaborative efforts across the spectrum of fellow colleagues from governmental, non-governmental, communal to private and public conservation program consulting. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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