17 Jan '12, 10am

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Following these surveys, BANCA revisited each household in order to devise a suitable alternative livelihood for each subsistence and opportunistic hunter in exchange for a vow to cease hunting activities. Once a suitable replacement livelihood has been identified, BANCA provided the funds for each individual to start up their new work. These funds were used to purchase assets such as livestock, fishing boats and building materials. Alongside this, BANCA carried out education and awareness raising activities in the villages, to increase local awareness and appreciation of Spoon-billed Sandpiper and other species.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/01/targeting-hunte...

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