Zoohackathon is a global competition that aims to develop technological solutions to wildlife conservation. The event was launched three years ago on World Wildlife Day by the U.S. State Department and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
Fifteen countries participated in 2019. For the first time, more than 100 hackers joined from Russia.
Russia’s World Wildlife Fund helped develop problems for coders in Moscow to solve. Russia’s winning team created an online service that would allow people to phone in and report wildlife trafficking in real time. With its $3,000 prize, the team will develop its idea into a workable solution.
– Donna Scaramastra Gorman, The Engineering 100