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The reliability and conservation value of ranger-collected data on elephant poaching

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Globally, hundreds of thousands of wildlife rangers patrol wide areas within protected areas every day, observing biodiversity and illegal activities. Data collection by rangers therefore has enormous potential to track changes in biodiversity and threats to it, at scale and with little additional cost. However, ranger patrols are biased in space and time and detections are imperfect, so what rangers observe may not capture underlying reality well. Furthermore, even when monitoring results...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2502-4028

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Research group:
Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-0324-2710
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Name:
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000867
Grant:
ZACS-2017-648
Programme:
Commonwealth PhD Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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