Database Helps Uganda Fight Wildlife Crime in Real-time
February 14, 2014 | From the field | Conservation & Sustainable Development
Photo courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society

A database that tracks offenders of wildlife crime in real-time across Uganda will enable better monitoring of arrests and identification of repeat offenders. The Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Wildlife Conservation Society collaborative developed the database with support from MacArthur. Wildlife crime is on the increase across Africa, particularly the poaching of elephants for ivory. This database will meet a need in Uganda for better tracking of such crimes.