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Community mapping by non-literate citizen scientists in the rainforest

Vitos, M; Stevens, M; Lewis, J; Haklay, M; (2013) Community mapping by non-literate citizen scientists in the rainforest. Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers , 46 (1-2) 3 - 11. Green open access

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Abstract

Supporting local communities to share their environmental knowledge by utilizing scientifically accepted tools and methodologies can lead to improvement in environmental governance, environmental justice and management practices. Mbendjele hunter-gatherers in the rainforests of Congo are collaborating with the ExCiteS Research Group at University College London to record their local knowledge about illegal poaching activities, which will improve the control of commercial hunters and diminish the harassment they often experience at the hands of 'eco-guards' who enforce hunting regulations. Developing and deploying a system for non-literate users introduces a range of challenges that we have tried to tackle with our Anti-Poaching data collection platform.

Type: Article
Title: Community mapping by non-literate citizen scientists in the rainforest
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://soc.org.uk/abstract/vol46_1_2.html
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Anthropology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1401465
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