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ABCG Event: Artificial Intelligence Cameras for Wildlife Conservation

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This virtual event will focus on the technology that RESOLVE, an NGO has developed with INTEL support to detect poachers before they kill. The use of artificial intelligence and real-time inference on the cameras can save wildlife. In the first 15 months that prototype TrailGuard cameras were installed in a reserve on the western border of Serengeti National Park, they assisted in the capture of members from more than 20 gangs of poachers.
When Jan 31, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where World Bank HQ, Room # MC 7 - 772 (WBG HQ) 1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Attendees Stela Mocan
Dr. Eric Dinerstein
Dr. Fabien Laurier
Karl Burkart
Erik Winter Reed
Pratheep Ponraj
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Fighting Africa's illegal poaching trade is difficult and dangerous; saving the lives of animals from poachers is even harder. The world's overall population of African elephants drops by one animal every 15 minutes. From a peak population of more than two million, the last 100,000 African forest elephants alive today are on track to be eliminated by poaching for ivory and bush meat within the next decade. Staff limitations at Africa's national parks make it all the more difficult to catch poachers.

This virtual event is a part of a monthly series of webinars hosted by the Global Wildlife Program (GWP), a seven-year Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded program developed as a response to the growing crisis of illicit wildlife trade. For more information and in-person participation, contact: Hasita Bhammar at gwp-info@worldbank.org

Speakers

Chair
Stela Mocan, Lead, Technology & Innovation Unit, ITS, World Bank Group

Guest Speakers
Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Director of WildTech, RESOLVE
Anna Bethke, Head of AI for Social Good of Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Dr. Fabien Laurier, Vice President, National Geographic Labs
Karl Burkart, Director of Innovation, Media & Technology, Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation

Discussant
Erik Winter Reed, Natural Resources Management Specialist, World Bank Group
Pratheep Ponraj, Senior Business Solutions Officer, World Bank Group

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