ZSL is hugely excited to be selected as a Prize Winner in the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge to support the development of our Instant Detect anti-poaching system: https://wildlifecrimetech.org/winners.
Instant Detect is a first-of-its-kind alarm system that has been developed to help tackle the illegal poaching of endangered species through quickly alerting law enforcers to potential threats.
Pangolins, also known as scaly-anteaters, are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. More than a million pangolins are estimated to have been snatched from the wild in the last ten years, and their population is now threatened with extinction.
In 2001, a 19-foot killer whale was found stranded in the River Mersey. Events like this are rare but offer incredible opportunities for scientists to study the animals, which has led to important research findings about the threats facing killer whale populations in Europe.