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PROBLEM SOLVED: Retaining biodiversity

As a community campaigns officer at Taronga Zoo, Darcie Carruthers was involved in the development of the Wildlife Witness app. The aim? To stop illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. “Behind habitat destruction, the illegal wildlife trade is the second biggest threat to species’ survival,” she says.

Taronga has partnered with wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC to bring the Wildlife Witness app to life. Users simply snap an image of what they have witnessed, pin the location and send the information to the Wildlife Crime Analyst at TRAFFIC.

“For species such as the Sumatran tiger, fewer than 400 individuals remain,” says Darcie. “This means every individual is critical to the future of that species. Innovative technology is essential for how we better understand and protect our world.”
Wildlife Witness | Help stop illegal wildlife trade

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