Crowdsourced Platform Helps Fight Against The Illegal Wildlife Trade
The Wildlife Witness app lets community members report threats to animals to a monitoring network
Taronga Zoo in Australia partnered with the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC to create a global community action app that attempts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. Those who download Wildlife Witness can easily report incidents by taking a photo and pinning the exact location.
Illegal wildlife trade has been described as the greatest direct threat to the future of many of the world’s most beloved species including elephants, tigers and rhinos. Leading zoos worldwide have joined forces to build a global community that will work to protect wildlife by reporting what they see or suspect.