From the smartphone applications to the GPS tagged eggs, the new technology can help in securing the endangered wildlife species in the world today. It is a way of granting such species another chance to survive and thrive in today’s world, which is infested by poachers. The following are some of how technology can help in fighting wildlife crime in the world today.
1. Fake Sea Turtle Eggs
The construction of artificial sea turtle eggs which is embedded with the GPS tracking gadgets will help in monitoring the trafficking routes of the poachers. This technology will make it possible for the implementers and developers to understand the paths taken by the wildlife criminals while stealing and poaching on the turtle eggs.
2. Smartphone Apps
The smartphone apps and the bird market of Indonesia is another technology which is up and running to help in the collection of data in the markets. It will deliver the information concerning the ease and the comfort with which people can buy the endangered and rare bird species. The data will be collected on the bird species, the price and the origin of the species.
3. Electronic Nose
The electronic nose will be used as a smelling organ to help in the identification of wildlife products. It has been a great challenge for the government to identify and distinguish between illegal and legal wildlife products.
The process of ensuring this has always demanded a comprehensive analysis hence taking lots of data before the results are availed. Therefore, there will be the development of a portable electronic nose that applies the sense of smell to locate and identify the origin of the potential wildlife products instantly.
4. Bad Fish/ Good Fish
According to the latest research, it has been realized that the majority of the fish which are found in salty water cannot be bred in captivity. This means that most of the fish which are found in the dentist’s tank must be taken to coral reefs in the wild majorly by the use of cyanide.
Therefore, the development of the app for the fish species will allow the consumers to identify the type of species which may have undergone the captivity breeding. It will also show the consumers the nature of the fish, which could have been captured from the wild.
5. Online Systems
It has been realized that monetary rewards are the best incentives to encourage everyone to come forward with the data they have concerning corruption and poaching of wildlife products. However, very few people know that there are such rewards and where to get them. Therefore, the developments of online systems which work in various languages to assist the whistle blowers globally access the awards and even to help them understand their rights. This is destined to ensure a lot more information about wildlife crimes reach the government.
6. Digitalized Wildlife Invoices In Real-Time
The illegal wildlife products are always kept in secret places in the documented and illicit trade, making them hard to find. Therefore, the introduction of the digitalized trade invoices in real-time to help in checking the species which have been reported against the list of illegal products easy. This technology will also help in the analysis of the shipping information to seek discrepancies between the re[ported and real cargo.
7. The Enforcement Gap Interface
This is a technology that utilizes data science on a vast scale to realize the gaps in internet wildlife trade enforcement. The introduction of the computerized model that is capable of mining hundreds of commercial sites will enable law enforcement to access and analyze the data. The data will be analyzed through the interface, which is protected by passwords to ensure that the wildlife species are kept safe from crime.
8. The Real-Time Global Platform for Mapping
This technology will use the GDELT project, which is designed to monitor, to codify and even to translate the global news reporting. This will help in tracking the media reports on the wildlife crimes in over 60 languages faster and onsite.
The digital platform includes a live map that tends to visualize the existing state of global wildlife crime while trying to highlight emerging trends. With the information it acquires, it gives room for real-time intervention as it identifies the primary influencers as well as the transport corridors of such products.
Technology is one of the best ways to conduct every activity today. With the introduction of various mapping and tracking technological devices; it is now possible for one to identify and trace the roots of all the wildlife products. It is the only way to get hold of the criminals and the poachers who are trying to escape with the animals and their products hence destroying the growth of a given species.