Report, Scientific

A rapid review of evidence on managing the risk of disease emergence in the wildlife trade


Dr Craig Stephen

The purpose of this report is to gather, assess and present evidence from peer-reviewed literature to inform the process for developing guidance to reduce risks of disease emergence through wildlife trade, also considering the impacts on biodiversity. The intent was to complement rather than duplicate previous reports and findings on the contribution of wildlife to emerging zoonotic disease risk. This report focusses on the nature and extent of evidence to help specify effective, efficient, acceptable, feasible and sustainable interventions to reduce the risk of a disease emerging or reduce the impacts of an emerged disease. This project was conducted between December 7, 2020 to February 5, 2021.