Why Sensing Clues

Wild spaces are under pressure by all sorts of illegal activities, ranging from poaching to illegal trespassing, logging, grazing, charcoaling, mining, waste dumping, and many other threats to nature.

As most nature reserves are simply too extensive, and boots on the ground too few, to continuously guard and monitor the entire area, timely and actionable information about (potential) incidents is of the essence.  

Actionable information, also called intelligence, starts with registering and analysing the daily observations of rangers and befriended allies that work in the area. They see and hear many things that can be used to fuel situational understanding. However, many Wildlife Protection Organisations lack the proper tools to collect these observations with ease and to translate them timely into preventive action plans and briefing instructions.

Sensing Clues’ mission is to turn wild spaces into safe havens. We do so by developing and making available a Platform for Wildlife Intelligence, aimed at supporting the collection, analysis, and sharing of actionable information for wildlife protection. The platform is free. You only pay for development and support.

You can checkout here the unique design principles of the Platform for Wildlife Intelligence.

3-Step Approach

Based on interviews, observations, and decades of experience in the field of environmental protection services and law enforcement, we developed a 3-step approach to strengthen the intelligence position of Wildlife Protection Organisations. 

Step 1. Improve collection and sharing of information

Step 2. Strengthen realtime situational understanding

Step 3. Extend virtual presence

The Clues Tracker and Data Collector app helps you to collect and share data easily. That is, to register tracks, offences, recoveries, observations, and ranger responses to any type of event.

The Focus 360 Analytics app helps you to analyse data intuitively. You can use free text search, timelines and time-sliders, geo-boxes, and semantic content filters.

Field sensors can be used as “virtual eyes and ears”. They can perform monitoring tasks for prolonged periods of time, without draining patrol and incident response capacity.

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Key characteristics of the Platform for Wildlife Intelligence are:

  • It is designed for nature conservation and wildlife protection in general and in specific for:
    • rangers, tourist guides, pilots,
    • analysts and researchers,
    • commanders and operations managers.
  • Data is owned and governed by the Wildlife Protection Organisation
  • Security and privacy by design
  • It can process any type of data
  • It integrates with any system that adheres to open standards
  • The platform functions online and offline
  • Costs of software and hosting are 100% sponsored. You only pay for support services provided by our engineers and material experts.



Sensing Clues HQ
Amsterdam | The Netherlands

Maker Space

Sensing Clues Maker Space
Marconibaan 35 | Left building, 7th floor
3439 MR  Nieuwegein | The Netherlands

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