The Taking of Animals for Wild Meat Consumption Significantly Increases the Risk of Future Zoonotic Diseases
Analysing 105 of terrestrial mammals CMS species, the key take-away messages are:
- 70% of hunted CMS terrestrial mammal species are used for wild meat consumption.
- Taking for domestic use is a larger concern than international trade for most CMS terrestrial species
Nature Heritage´s Stephan M Funk contributed information on the zoonotic risks to the report by Lauren Coad, Jasmin Willis, Fiona Maisels, Stephan Funk, Hunter Doughty, Julia E. Fa, Juanita Gomez, Daniel J. Ingram, Yuhan Li, Lola Nihotte, Evi Paemelaere, Eugenio Sartoretto, Nathalie van Vliet and Robert Nasi
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CMS Report: Impacts of Taking, Trade and Consumption of Terrestrial Migratory Species for Wild Meat [Report]