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USAID Announces Grand Prize Winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

by Christin VanZant last modified Aug 30, 2017 01:03 AM
Contributors: USAID
For Immediate Release Thursday, September 1, 2016 USAID Press Office WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the four Grand Prize winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. With a combined award of more than $900,000, these Grand Prize winners' groundbreaking innovations will impact illegal trafficking in marine and terrestrial wildlife and are a testament to the power of science and technology to combat wildlife crime.

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The USAID-led Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge issued a worldwide call for innovative solutions to combat wildlife trafficking on Earth Day 2015, and more than 300 innovators from around the world responded. The four Grand Prize winners presented the most creative and impactful science and technology solutions to fight wildlife crime, one of the biggest conservation challenges facing the world today.



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