Effective Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals

Effective Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals

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A forest monitoring system that uses text messaging on mobile phones has helped the Ugandan government to intercept six cartels involved in forest crimes, within just four months of its launch.

Anyone who witnesses suspected illegal activity in a Ugandan forest can send an SMS message to a common code: 6006.

(READ the story from Thomas Reuters Foundation)

Photo (top): Forest Peoples Programme, the Congo

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