Endangered Species Application Presented to Mobile Solutions Workshop

Wildscan at MS4D Asia

On January 6, 2014, members of the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST) team presented Wildscan to the Mobile Solutions for Development Workshop at the Regional Development Mission Asia’s Regional Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Wildscan is an endangered species identification and response smartphone application currently under development with an anticipated release of spring 2014.  The application will help wildlife law enforcement officials to correctly identify endangered species, temporarily care for species found in trafficking until experts arrive and report wildlife crime to regional to other law enforcement counterparts of their choice.  ARREST’s Wildscan presentation was one of many highlights of the workshop, which brought stakeholders from the private and non-governmental sectors currently developing mobile technology solutions to foster development in Asia. The Mobile Solutions workshop also provided a very unique platform to explore collaboration opportunities between diverse organizations that may not have met otherwise. ARREST continues to build partnerships with tech companies such as vimi.co to develop Wildscan and other program initiatives, to achieve greater impact and ensure sustainability.


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