14 Actions found

Actions to conserve biodiversity

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Avoid contact between wild primates and human-raised primates

Conduct veterinary screens of animals before reintroducing/translocating them

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 24 Conduct veterinary screens of animals before reintroducing/translocating them

Control 'reservoir' species to reduce parasite burdens/pathogen sources

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Control 'reservoir' species to reduce parasite burdens/pathogen sources

Detect & report dead primates and clinically determine their cause of death to avoid disease transmission

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Detect & report dead primates and clinically determine their cause of death to avoid disease transmission

Ensure that researchers/tourists are up-to-date with vaccinations and healthy

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Ensure that researchers/tourists are up-to-date with vaccinations and healthy

Implement a health programme for local communities

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Implement a health programme for local communities

Implement continuous health monitoring with permanent vet on site

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Implement continuous health monitoring with permanent vet on site

Keep safety distance to habituated animals

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Keep safety distance to habituated animals

Limit time that researchers/tourists are allowed to spend with habituated animals

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Limit time that researchers/tourists are allowed to spend with habituated animals

Preventative vaccination of habituated or wild primates

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 4 Preventative vaccination of habituated or wild primates

Regularly disinfect clothes, boots etc.

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Regularly disinfect clothes, boots etc.

Treat sick/injured animals

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 18 Treat sick/injured animals

Wear face-masks to avoid transmission of viral and bacterial diseases to primates

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Wear face-masks to avoid transmission of viral and bacterial diseases to primates

Wear gloves when handling primate food, tool items, etc.

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Wear gloves when handling primate food, tool items, etc.
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