Wildlife crime in Ethiopia: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Poaching Activities in Ethiopia’s National Parks and Implication for Crime Prevention

01 September 2022 → 31 August 2024
Federal funding: VLIR-UOS
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Behavioural ecology
    • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Social sciences
    • Criminography and methods of criminological investigation
    • Criminological theories
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
spatio-temporal analysis environmental criminology poaching Ethiopia
Project description

Poaching occurs at various times and places in protected areas, and it is the second biggest threat to animal species after habitat destruction. Therefore, understanding its behavior and mapping the spatiotemporal patterns of poaching would enable effective patrolling and law enforcement in the future, and potentially reduce the declines in wildlife populations in protected areas and lowering crime in society.