Wildlife trafficking is one of the world’s most nefarious challenges. Trafficking in poached and living wildlife is decimating populations of iconic animals such as elephants, rhinos, and tigers. More quietly, the world faces the permanent loss of fauna as diverse as pangolins and tortoises. Local communities are losing livelihoods and their natural identities and are becoming literal battlegrounds in a fight for survival. The once occasional link between wildlife trafficking and gun, drug, and human trafficking is now a highway that involves transnational organized criminals. This illegal trade is driven by demand for exotic pets, delicacies, jewelry, decorations, and traditional medicines. Even countries that are not destination markets can play roles as transit routes. The rate of trafficking has spiked over the last few years, and time is against us. The United States, United Kingdom, Australia and others are leading international efforts to stop this scourge and bring kingpins to justice. But can we do more to bring new tools and approaches to the table? How can we change attitudes, raise awareness, and enable consumers to make informed choices to support wildlife-based tourism and reduce the demand that fuels this global threat?
The mission of San Diego Zoo Global is to save species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal and plant care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Using our family of brands to differentiate our campuses, projects, and initiatives, we strive to be at the forefront of wildlife conservation and education. forefront of wildlife conservation and education.
What it does
International travelers often unknowingly purchase wildlife items made from endangered or protected species and attempt to import them back into their home country. Provides information about: -Crafts or products made from endangered species. -Share your experiences and stories about the animals that are endangered. -Uploading photos: Implementing an image search can identify how likely that image may pertain to an endangered species. -An interactive game that shows the tourist that reveals a tourist knowledge of animals related to poachers. -Game: If you play the game then the app will display a question and also four pictures that the user will be able to choose from. The user will make their selection and then there answer will lead to another page which will show the correct answer as well as other information on the animals. If you choose picture then the app will take you to a page that shows many pictures involving poaching and what items are made from animals. These will help inform the user. If you click on story it will take the user to a page that shows the stories of different animals and the story describes their endangered lives. -Advertisement of local sustainable products.
How Fauna Voyage was built
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Data; building a database of endangered species
CITES.org contains the classification of the endangered species. IUCN red list contains the images of the animals and the classification of the endangered species. We collected byproducts information from different sources such as: US fish and Wildlife services and other agencies. Build a database of approved vendors that offer alternative items that benefit wildlife.
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