The overall approach aims at discerning the relationship between the health condition of the population and the characteristics of the environment, and rodents – diseases systems
Complementary interviews and questionnaires will be dedicated to qualify how peoples interact with environment with emphasis on rodents (presence in houses, in fields, hunting activities, rodent consumption, rodent control, etc.), the knowledge of rodent species and ecology, the dynamics of rodent populations in the past years, the changes in the ecosystem and the local perception of these changes.
The objectives of Task 6 are:
1: to identify the “nature” of perceived risk and what factors are formative in the development of risk perceptions?
2: to analyze in what extent do perceptions across multiple types of risks (e.g., affecting personal health, public health, personal property, economic livelihood) increase concerns about wildlife
3: to evaluate the risks associated to practices at the rodents-human interface (hunting, working places)