Provide medicine to local communities to control killing of primates for medicinal purposes
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
A review of primates in traditional folk medicine (Alves et al. 2010) found that at least 101 species of primates, belonging to 38 genera and 10 families, were used in traditional folk practices and in magic–religious rituals throughout the world. By providing medicine to local communities, it is hoped that fewer/no more primates will be killed for medicinal purposes.
Alves R.R.N., Souto W.M.S., Barboza R.R.D. (2010) Primates in traditional folk medicine: a world overview. Mammal Review. 40, 155–180.