Through our methods and tools, Sensing Clues is able to assist you in every step needed to form effective early warning and fast-response networks. We walk you through the following four iterative steps and support you with the development and support of the technological infrastructure and tools you require.
The first step we usually take is to strengthen collaboration among all parties that share their interest to protect the ecosystem or species that live there. Together with them we develop a tactical approach, based on the capabilities and mandates of each of the participants.
The second step is to increase chances to detect poachers at work by placing smart sensors on tactical locations. You may regard these sensors as an artificial expansion of rangers presence – both in space and in time.
For the third step we introduce advanced analytics. We use analytics to create data models that can be used to predict the time and place of poaching events, escape routes, offenders, etc.
The fourth step is often underestimated, but extremely important for success: organising a (very) fast response in order to catch the offenders red-handedly. In areas with cellphone coverage, the Cluey app is used to coordinate actions of fast responders. For areas without cellphone coverage we are developing a low-cost alternative.