2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Fighting Wildlife Crime with Tech Innovation

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St


Wildlife trafficking is a global crisis: $20B of animal parts is illegally traded each year, fueling criminal networks that spread insecurity, devastate species, and destroy livelihoods. The U.S. Agency for International Development's Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, a partnership with National Geographic, Smithsonian, and TRAFFIC, sourced innovative science and tech solutions to combat this problem. Three hundred creators from 52 countries applied. Solutions range from portable DNA sequencers to artificial sniffers. A wildlife expert will moderate a panel where winners will demonstrate unique ideas to disrupt trafficking. A Challenge judge will explain the value of these solutions.

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Catherine Workman at SXSW

Catherine Workman

Sr Dir/Wildlife Protection Initiative

National Geographic Society

Catherine Workman is Senior Director of the National Geographic Society’s Wildlife Protection Initiative. Her work has spanned the globe- from studying critically endangered langurs in northern Vie...

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Crawford Allan at SXSW

Crawford Allan

Sr Dir


Crawford Allan is an international expert on wildlife trafficking and trade with 25 years’ experience in wildlife conservation. Working with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade program of WWF and IUCN, Al...

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Eduardo Boné-Morón at SXSW

Eduardo Boné-Morón

Managing Dir

Paso Pacifico

Trained as a biologist and industrial engineer, Eduardo's passion is connecting people through collaborative approaches to save critical natural ecosystems. He has over fifteen years of experience ...

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Ravikant Singh at SXSW

Ravikant Singh


Binomial Solutions

Ravi holds a Bachelor of Engineering and has more than 14 years of experience in the IT industry. He is the co-founder of Binomial Solutions, an IT solution and service provider and one of the Wild...

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