Action: Introduce alternative treatments to reduce the use of bats in traditional medicine
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of introducing alternative treatments to reduce the use of bats in traditional medecine on bat populations.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Bats may be hunted for their perceived medicinal properties. Introducing alternative treatments and dispelling myths about the health benefits of using bats as medicine may reduce hunting pressure.