India is a megadiverse country, accounting for 7-8% of the species of the world. The 91,000 species of animals found in India include megafauna like tigers, leopards, snow leopards, elephants, and rhinos, in addition to numerous other mammals, reptiles and birds. Of these, 12.6% of mammals, 4.5% of birds, 45.8% of reptiles and 55.8% of amphibians are endemic to India, being found nowhere else in the world.
But over the years illegal wildlife trade has threatened the existence of many wild species in India and across the globe. There is an urgent need for knowledge and action to stop all illegal wildlife trade that has threatened and even pushed many species towards extinction. Urgent action is needed to develop tools that will help conservationists around the world curb poaching and illegal trade in wildlife, and reduce demand for illegal wildlife products.
The U.S. Embassy, WWF-India, and TRAFFIC India are proud to host the 2018 Zoohackathon in New Delhi. We hope to mobilize participants to come up with technological tools and solution to address wildlife crime.
September 22-23, 2018
WWF India, 172 B Lodi Road, New Delhi, India
Important Registration Information: Please form teams before registering for this event and give your team a name. Each team could include between 3-6 members. Each team member must register individually and please be sure to mention your team name when registering. Seats will be limited and we will get back to you on your participation, once the registrations closes. Participants must bring their own laptops and are welcome to use their internet dongle for the event.