Wildlife Security: Tech and Innovation Against Poaching

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The world is in the midst of a wildlife crisis. In recent years, over 100,000 elephants, rhinos and other endangered species were killed.

Wildlife crimes – including trafficking in ivory and rhino horns – have skyrocketed, threatening the economic viability of many African countries.

At the same time, the U.N. Secretary General, national governments and independent NGOs have drawn direct links between wildlife crimes and transnational criminal networks, insurgencies and terrorist organizations.

Technology and innovation at wildlife sanctuaries and national parks is part of a holistic solution. To that end, Security Link, an initiative out of Linköping University, is leading technology development and application aspects under a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action announced this year at CGI's Annual meeting.