In June 2022, we published an open access Special Issue on Contemporary wild meat hunting, consumption and trade in Africa, in the African Journal of Ecology. The issue was co-edited by WILDMEAT researchers Christian Mikolo Yobo, Donald Midoko Iponga, Lauren Coad and Daniel J. Ingram. It contains 18 papers, with a focus on research aiming to inform wild meat policy and practice. Among these is an article from Jasmin Willis, outlining her analyses of the WILDMEAT Interventions Database. We hope you enjoy reading through some of these fascinating papers!