Taxonomy of Wilderness Problems

Wilderness problems are a set of issues that take place in remote areas where land and open water has specific protection levels and use rights. This taxonomy helps categorize wilderness problems into a set of more specific behaviors grouped by threat type.The taxonomy can be used during the scanning phase of SARA to make clear distinctions between similar or overlapping problems.

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The Poaching Diaries (Vol. 1)

The Poaching Diaries: Crime Scripting for Wilderness Problems is an edited collection of contributions on wildlife crime prevention and wilderness problems. It is an outlet for practitioners, policy makers, and academics to tell stories that facilitate problem-solving. The aim is to present ideas that help governments and civil society diversify their approach to wildlife protection to achieve lasting impacts. The focus of Volume 1 is crime scripting, a useful process for unpacking problems and designing clever solutions. 

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Problem-Oriented Wildlife Protection

This guide explains how the ideas and principles of problem-oriented policing can be adapted to wildlife protection problems and explains how your organization could start a problem-oriented project of its own.

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Problem Specific Guides

Wilderness Problem-Specific Guide No. 1: Wildlife Poaching on Federal Lands in the United States

In the tradition of problem-specific guides already available from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, this guide will help law enforcement agencies structure their thinking and analysis about poaching on federal lands in the United States. The guide synthesizes the academic literature available on this topic and provides a framework for problem solving at the local level.

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Forthcoming Resources

Problem-Solving in 60 Steps

Wildlife Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps

This guide will introduce analysts how to think about local crime problems, synthesize information, and produce useful output to direct operations.

Wilderness Problem Simulation

Interactive Poaching Problem Analysis Module

This ‘game’ exposes wildlife protection organizations to the problem-solving approach using a hypothetical example of poaching in a protected area. Players receive an overview of the problem and then choose data sources to explore it in greater depth. After analyzing the problem, they design tailored solutions that go beyond traditional enforcement.