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Improving anti-poaching patrol evaluation and design in African rainforests


Ref: 20012
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor David Macdonald
Lead Institution: University of Oxford, WildCRU
Host Country Institutions: James Madison University, Cornell University - BRP, Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources - PSMNR-SWR, MoFW (MINFOF) - Cameroon, Korup Rainforest Conservation Society - KRCS, WWF - Cameroon
Start Date: 2013-04-01
End Date: 2016-03-31
Funding: £240,024.00
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Status: Current
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Cameroon
Purpose: Poaching in Central Africa imperils wildlife, is illegal and undermines the sustainability of local livelihoods while legitimising a corrupted attitude between people and protected areas. The project uses robust but innovative technology, centred on acoustic monitoring, to design, implement and evaluate anti-poaching strategies, leading to the development of a novel decision-support system to be rolled out across Central Africa. Developed first for Korup NP (Cameroon), this evidence-based anti-poaching protocol is intended to efficiently protect wildlife source populations within protected areas, while laying the foundation for sustainable forest uses, and thus increased food security, job opportunities, and — ultimately — poverty alleviation
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Documents:
Title: 20-012 App St2 - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 20-012 HR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 20-012 HR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 20-012 AR1 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 20-012 AR2 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 20-012 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]