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Wedneday 1st of March, 5:30 – 7pm, UCT Middle Campus.

Wildlife crime is a diverse problem that affects protected areas and communities around the world. Finding solutions that reduce offender motivation or remove criminal opportunities requires detailed analyses that are crime-, time-, and place-specific. This approach requires those affected by wildlife crime to collect useful information that can be used for problem solving. Building the capacity of stakeholders to collect such data, and more importantly analyse it, cannot be overlooked.

Based on experiences in Africa and Asia, the seminar discussed ways in which data-driven interventions can be designed, and what is needed to use problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention to reduce wildlife crime.

The workshop was organised by the Environmental Security Observatory (ESO), a Global Initiative project in partnership with the University of Capetown.

For more information on ESO, please contact the project leader, Annette Hübschle-Finch: annette.hubschle@globalinitiative.net