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

September 2022 to August 2024
animal species
law inforcement
wildlife populations
lowering crime
Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Law and Political Science

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.