Inform hunters of the dangers (e.g., disease transmission) of wild primate meat
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
For this intervention, hunters are informed about the health risks associated with handling wild primate meat. Although the study did not link bushmeat consumption to primate offtake rates by hunters, Ordaz-Németh et al. (2017) found that Liberian households informed about the health risks of preparing/consuming bushmeat, decreased their bushmeat consumption significantly more during the Ebola crisis (compared to before the crisis) than households that were not informed about these risks.
Ordaz-Németh I., Arandjelovic M., Boesch L., Gatiso T., Grymes T., Kuehl H. S., Lormie M., Stephens C., Tweh C., Junker J. (2017) The socio-economic drivers of bushmeat consumption during the West African Ebola crisis. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11, e0005450.