Supporting indigenous peoples to restore the balance between wildlife and food security

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Food and Agriculture Organization on the United Nations (FAO)

Millions of indigenous and rural people depend on wild meat for their food and income, particularly in the tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The demand for wild meat is also growing in towns and cities where it is consumed as a luxury or by traditionHunting wildlife for food is now recognised as a major driver of biodiversity lossRecent studies estimate that 285 mammal species are threatened with extinction due specifically to this type of huntingIf hunting and fishing for wild species are not contained within sustainable levels, then wildlife populations will decline and rural communities will suffer rising levels of food insecurity

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