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Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols

Encourage use of traditional hunting methods rather than using guns

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Encourage use of traditional hunting methods rather than using guns

Implement community control of patrolling, banning hunting and removing snares

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Implement community control of patrolling, banning hunting and removing snares

Implement local no-hunting community policies/traditional hunting ban

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Implement local no-hunting community policies/traditional hunting ban

Implement monitoring surveillance strategies (e.g. SMART) or use monitoring data to improve effectiveness of wildlife law enforcement patrols

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Implement monitoring surveillance strategies (e.g. SMART) or use monitoring data to improve effectiveness of wildlife law enforcement patrols

Implement no-hunting seasons for primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement no-hunting seasons for primates

Implement road blocks to inspect cars for illegal primate bushmeat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement road blocks to inspect cars for illegal primate bushmeat

Implement sustainable harvesting of primates (e.g. with permits, resource access agreements)

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement sustainable harvesting of primates (e.g. with permits, resource access agreements)

Inform hunters of the dangers (e.g., disease transmission) of wild primate meat

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Inform hunters of the dangers (e.g., disease transmission) of wild primate meat

Inspect bushmeat markets for illegal primate species

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Inspect bushmeat markets for illegal primate species

Introduce ammunition tax

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Introduce ammunition tax

Provide better equipment (e.g. guns) to anti-poaching ranger patrols

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Provide better equipment (e.g. guns) to anti-poaching ranger patrols

Provide medicine to local communities to control killing of primates for medicinal purposes

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Provide medicine to local communities to control killing of primates for medicinal purposes

Provide training to anti-poaching ranger patrols

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Provide training to anti-poaching ranger patrols

Regularly de-activate/remove ground snares

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Regularly de-activate/remove ground snares

Strengthen/support/re-install traditions/taboos that forbid the killing of primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Strengthen/support/re-install traditions/taboos that forbid the killing of primates
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