The status, drivers, and impacts of poaching in Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve – Zakeyo et al. 2018

An assessment of the status, drivers, and impacts of poaching was con-ducted in the Lake Chilwa Biosphere Reserve (LCBR) in Malawi. One hundred households from which primary data was collected were sampled using systematic random sampling. Secondary data was collected from fisheries and agriculture departments, and the bio-sphere reserve manager. The results of the study indicate that poaching in the LCBR exists, and its level of frequency is high, as indicated by 61.3 percent of respondents, and the annual licensing of <5 percent of tools. The main drivers of poaching are poverty, food insecurity, population growth, low level of education, and unemployment. [pdf-embedder url="" title="3- The Status, Drivers, and Impacts of Poaching"]

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