Trade of bushmeat and other wildlife for human consumption presents a unique set of challenges to policymakers who are confronted with multiple trade-offs between conservation, food security, food safety, culture, and tradition.
Researchers looked at bushmeat markets in Lao PDR and noted high contact rates between consumers and bushmeat, which could add to the risk of disease transmission.
Pursuing integrative approaches to the study of bushmeat consumption is essential to develop effective and balanced policies that support conservation, public health, and rural development goals.
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Toward a quantification of risks at the nexus of conservation and health: The case of bushmeat markets in Lao PDR. Mathieu Pruvot et al.Science of The Total Environment, Volume 676, 1 August 2019, Pages 732-745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.266.