Freeland along with the partners IFAW and WWF developed free tools to combat wildlife trafficking in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines as the deliverables of the project TRIPOD 1 (2022-2023), sponsored by the US State Department Bureau of International and Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

The toolkit is available here and is comprised of:

  1. Marine Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC Marine) Instructor Manual
  2. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manual
  3. Shell Bank – Information on tracing the origin of seized marine turtles through genetic analysis. Visit here
  4. Rapid Reference Guide - Informs investigators/case managers what is minimally required to build an evidential case against wildlife criminals.
  5. Counter Transnational Organized Crime – Online Course
  6. SEE-SHELL – Mobile phone app that uses deep machine learning and image recognition to identify if a product is made of hawksbill sea turtle shell.
  7. WildScan – Mobile phone app that allows users to identify commonly trafficked species by answering a few simple, non-technical questions, and to optionally report incidents of wildlife crime.
  8. Guidelines for Confiscated Species (in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia) – Standard Operating Procedures on handling and caring for 12 commonly trafficked species from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

TRIPOD 1 Toolkit