Employ hunters in the conservation sector to reduce their impact
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
It is believed that one way to control the hunting of primates is to offer employment to hunters in the conservation sector, for instance as anti-poaching rangers, monitoring and data collection officers, or eco-tourist guides. Employment provides the hunter with a regular income source and the hunter will gain knowledge on the importance of conserving primates and potentially pass this knowledge on to other hunters/members in the community. Furthermore, employing hunters as conservation practitioners makes use of the excellent tracking skills and large knowledge base.