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Quantifying the global patterns and trends of the illegal wildlife trade: from artificial intelligence to financial market analysis

Project description

Using big data to track illegal wildlife trade

Thousands of wild animals and associated products are sold illegally and shipped daily around the world as food, pets, clothing, trophies, traditional medicines and religious charms. It’s part of the illicit trade in wildlife – a multibillion-dollar global criminal enterprise that is now booming online. The WILDTRADE project will quantify the global patterns and trends of the illegal wildlife trade. It will use big data mined from social media platforms to identify wildlife products that are traded, and what are the motives behind the trade. It will identify the global hotspots and marketplaces. There is currently a lack of data and determining illegal trade volumes and the availability of illegal wildlife products in the marketplace is highly complex.

Host institution

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 900,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 900,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00