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Zoohackathon 2019: Combating Wildlife Trafficking Through Innovation and Technology – News

Office
of
the
Spokesperson

The
Department
of
State’s 

Zoohackathon
 promotes
technology
solutions,
builds
cross-sector
collaboration,
raises
awareness,
and
empowers
communities
to
combat
wildlife
trafficking. 
During
48-hour
competitions,
teams
of
university
students,
software
developers,
coders,
graphic
designers,
and
wildlife
enthusiasts
use
technology
to
tackle
wildlife
conservation
problems. 
At
each
local
event

held
at
zoos,
wildlife
organizations,
technology
start-up
facilities,
and
education
centers
around
the
world

judges
choose
a
winning
solution.

This
year,
the
Department
of
State
is
proud
to
co-host
the
annual
Zoohackathon
in
16
cities
around
the
world:

  • Bogotá,
    Colombia
  • Boston,
    MA;
    Cleveland,
    OH;
    and
    San
    Diego,
    CA,
    United
    States
  • Cairo,
    Egypt
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Gaborone,
    Botswana
  • Geneva,
    Switzerland
  • Helsinki,
    Finland
  • Hong
    Kong
    SAR,
    China
  • Manila,
    Philippines
  • New
    Delhi
    and
    Kolkata,
    India
  • Kota
    Kinabalu, Sabah,
    Malaysia
  • São
    Paulo,
    Brazil
  • Vienna,
    Austria

Wildlife
trafficking
is
a
serious
transnational
crime
that
threatens
security,
undermines
the
rule
of
law,
fuels
corruption,
robs
communities
of
legitimate
economic
livelihoods,
and
pushes
species
to
the
brink
of
extinction. 
The
United
States
is
a
leader
in
the
fight
against
wildlife
trafficking. 
In
February
2017,
President
Trump
signed Executive
Order
13773
,
which
highlighted
wildlife
trafficking
as
one
of
four
priority
areas
in
the
effort
to
dismantle
organized
crime
syndicates. 
For
more
information,
visit www.zoohackathon.com or
contact zoohackathon@state.gov
For
more
on
the
State
Department’s
efforts
to
combat
wildlife
trafficking,
visit
the
website
for
the Office
of
Conservation
and
Water
.

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