Uncovering the illegal online trade in South African succulents


South Africa
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Ref: CV19RR12

Status: Current

Round:
1
Funding Scheme:
Covid19 Rapid Response
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
04-01-21
End Date:
26-03-21
Funding:
£19,208.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
South Africa
Project Summary:
South Africa has seen a spike in poaching incidents of succulent species, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will use Artificial Intelligence software developed in the FloraGuard project to conduct a mass online search of forums for chats and sales posts to identify possible poaching events and notify law enforcement to act ahead of time. In-country partners will be trained to use this software for continued use and monitoring of poaching in South Africa.


Documents:
Title: CV19RR12 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-02-18 00:00:00