PAWS — A Deployed Game-Theoretic Application to Combat Poaching

  • Fei Fang Harvard University
  • Thanh H. Nguyen University of Michigan
  • Rob Pickles Panthera
  • Wai Y. Lam Rimba
  • Gopalasamy R. Clements Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Bo An Nanyang Technological University
  • Amandeep Singh University of Pennsylvania
  • Brian C. Schwedock University of Southern California
  • Milin Tambe University of Southern California
  • Andrew Lemieux The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), Netherlands

Abstract

Poaching is considered a major driver for the population drop of key species such as tigers, elephants, and rhinos, which can be detrimental to whole ecosystems. While conducting foot patrols is the most commonly used approach in many countries to prevent poaching, such patrols often do not make the best use of the limited patrolling resources.
Published
2017-03-31
Section
Articles