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PAWS — A Deployed Game-Theoretic Application to Combat Poaching

Fei Fang, Thanh H. Nguyen, Rob Pickles, Wai Y. Lam, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Bo An, Amandeep Singh, Brian C. Schwedock, Milin Tambe, Andrew Lemieux

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.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v38i1.2710

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