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Harmony and Conflict between NTFP Use and Conservation in Korup National Park

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This paper documented the many uses of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by people living in and around Korup National Park in Cameroon and the efforts of the WWF Korup Project that aimed to incorporate these uses into a conservation plan for the area. The biggest challenge to maintaining biodiversity in the National Park was intensive illegal hunting to supply the high and constant demand for bush meat. Meat was not only eaten locally but the highest value product for transport and sale to outsiders. The Korup Project was investigating economic and nutritional substitutes for bush meat, including livestock and alternative NTFPs.

Ruth Malleson Amadi