Introduce alternative treatments to reduce the use of marine and freshwater mammals in traditional medicine
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Marine and freshwater mammals may be hunted for their perceived medicinal properties (Alves et al. 2012). Introducing alternative treatments and dispelling myths about the health benefits of using marine and freshwater mammal products as medicine may reduce hunting pressure.
Alves R.R.N., Souto W.M.S., Oliveira R.E.M.C.C., Barboza R.R.D. & Rosa I.L. (2013) Aquatic mammals used in traditional folk medicine: a global analysis. Pages 241–261 in: Alves R.R.N. & Rosa I.L. (eds.) Animals in traditional folk medicine: implications for conservation. Springer, Berlin.