Can We Save Wildlife With Technology?
Last night at the home of exploration, the Royal Geographical Society in London, conservation technologist Ted Schmitt delivered the 2018 Tusk Conservation Lecture and took us on an expedition through his innovative work combatting some of the planet's greatest conservation challenges with emerging technology solutions.
Conservationists in Tanzania use tech platform to protect endangered species
The Africa Report
As a response to the surge in ivory poaching in Africa, where the elephant population fell around 20% between 2006 and 2015, U.S. philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and technologists from his company Vulcan Inc. have developed EarthRanger. In its early stages of development the tech platform was named the Domain Awareness System (DAS).
The bold, tech-fuelled plan to save Africa's big beasts
Kenya's rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs. Poachers threaten that – but an ambitious programme is combining the influence of local communities and innovative technology to keep them at bay.