30 Sep '12, 12pm

Wildlife Poachers Face a New Enemy

Wildlife Poachers Face a New Enemy

According to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Every year, millions of animals are slaughtered or kidnapped because of the value placed on their pelt, skin, horns , tusks or meat. This industry driven not just by criminals looking to make a quick buck, but also by complex social, economic and environmental issues. Poaching is at its worst in developing nations where exotic wildlife is plentiful, but conservation officers and regulations are few. That’s why a new high-tech tool recently unveiled at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, could go a long way in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool , or SMART, is designed to help park and community rangers fight illegal wildlife trade by identifying poach...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/wildlife-poachers-face-a-new-...

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