Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge: An award for good ideas to fight wildlife crime

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Hugh Paxton’s Blog appeals to lateral thinkers, entrepeneurs, activists, college students, anybody, in fact, with a streak of techie creativity to enter the Crime Tech Challenge. Click for details below. Good luck!

From: Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge <info>
Date: March 4, 2015 at 2:06:02 AM GMT+7
To: <shajost>, <oterry>
Subject: A Call to Action on World Wildlife Day
Reply-To: Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge <info>

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Dear Colleague,

You are receiving this email because we believe you or someone in your networks may have a great idea that can help end the international crisis in wildlife trafficking. In addition to the conservation field, individuals and organizations in the technology, communications, transportation, and intelligence sectors may make a valuable contribution to stamping out the illegal wildlife trade under the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge.

The Challenge is an open competition that aims to reward innovative solutions to an escalating problem. Grand prizes of up to $500,000 aim to attract science- and technology-based solutions and bring modern tools into the larger effort to save rhinos, elephants, tigers, and hundreds of other marine and terrestrial animals. Traditional conservation is no longer enough.

So, if you are a mobile developer, conservation biologist, engineer, forensic scientist, social media analyst, entrepreneur or ANYONE worldwide with a great idea, or if you KNOW anyone that might have a great idea, spread the word. For more information, click here. If you would like to sign up for updates, including on when our application window opens, click here. And please follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

We look forward to hearing from you and Happy World Wildlife Day!


Sincerely,

Alicia Grimes, Project Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Forestry and Biodiversity
Scott Hajost, Chief of Party, Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, Integra LLC

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