We identify the urban demand of wild animals used for food, also known as “wildmeat” as a major issue in Central Africa. Specifically, we work on methods to influence the behaviour of urban dwellers towards more sustainable choices without harming the food security, wellbeing and livelihoods of local stakeholders.  

We have created behaviour change campaigns to promote more sustainable choices for consumers in the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Gabon, aimed at reducing the urban consumption of wildmeat. We also examine how wildmeat is integrated into global food systems, assessing the macroeconomic context of wildmeat trade and policy interventions. 

Our work supports national governments in adopting measures for a more sustainable wildmeat sector, including revising or developing their national strategies in line with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Agenda.