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Table 9 Constraints related to the procurement and sale of invertebrates used in traditional medicine

From: Traditional knowledge of invertebrates used for medicine and magical–religious purposes by traditional healers and indigenous populations in the Plateau Department, Republic of Benin

ConstraintsTraditional healers (N* = 47)Merchant of medicinal animals (N = 11)Households (N = 39)All informants (N = 97)
Rarity of invertebrates during drought19-1837
No sales market for invertebrates--1111
Difficult to find some invertebrates in the markets15-318
High cost7-512
Difficult conservation62210
Very low demand-9-9
  1. *N number of surveyed people