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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) 2021

Understanding zoonotic risks from wild meat at the Kenya–Tanzania border

Zoonotic Risk Meat

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – CGIAR

Titre : Understanding zoonotic risks from wild meat at the Kenya–Tanzania border

Pays : Kenya Tanzania

Date : From Nov 2021 To Oct 2022

ILRI Research Programs  : Animal and human health

Résumé
The goal of the project is to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on wild meat trade in settlements across the Kenya–Tanzania border. This trade has an impact on rural development, biodiversity and human health.

Description
It is thought that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated illegal trade of wild meat in parts of Kenya, leading to reports of an escalation in wildlife poaching to sell game meat as domestic meat in the large urban centres in the country. It is also thought that zoonotic diseases can originate from the handling and butchering of wild animals, and a rise in unregulated wild meat extractions could risk a spillover of pathogens from wild animals to people.

Partenaire (s) Center for International Forestry Research Heritage Nature Kenya Wildlife Service One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa TRAFFIC Wildlife Research and Training Institute, Kenya

Financement : Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Allemagne)

ILRI

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