Regularly remove traps and snares around agricultural fields
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
This intervention involves the regular removal of snares and traps frequently found around agricultural areas. For example, a nationwide chimpanzee Pan troglodytes verus survey in Liberia found that signs of hunting with snares were associated with non-forested agricultural land, whereas signs of hunting with guns overlapped substantially with unmodified, forested areas (Tweh et al. 2014).
The removal of traps and snares from areas other than agricultural lands is discussed under ‘Regularly de-activate/remove ground snares’.
Tweh C., Lormie M., Kouakou C., Hillers A., Kuehl H. & Junker J. (2014) Conservation status of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and other large mammals across Liberia: results from a nationwide survey. Oryx, 1–9.