A Technology Innovation Challenge to #savethestripes.
Tigerthon is a technology hackathon where technology experts from around the world will converge virtually to develop a prototype or wireframe as a tech solution to enable enforcement authorities to monitor and manage illegal wildlife trade incidents, with a particular focus on tiger related crimes in tiger range countries around the world. Tigerthon is scheduled to take place between 30-31 October 2021 and is now open for registration. Please apply using the application form link below.
The Challenge is to Develop a Mobile Application which can be used by people volunteers to share information regarding tiger crimes both in covert and overt modes. Previous experience or knowledge of digital identity solutions.
Application Link to Register: docs.google.com
Tigerthon, the two-day global hackathon taking place in October is promoted by Digital identity provider Yoti, the Wildlife Trust of India and
conservation CSR provider Bright Tide. This is Open to students and
early-stage professionals worldwide (the event opens to applicants in August), participants will
work together across different challenge areas (such as A.I, data mining and data analysis) to
develop the prototype for a centralised Tiger Crime Information Management System.
For more details: https://www.tigerthon.com
Habitat destruction and poaching are the two major threats faced by tigers in the wild and until and unless we stop these two threats, the number of tigers will continue to decline. Some countries have deaccelerated the decline, and measures are taken to stabilize and increase the tiger population, that is the good news!
The challenge is not over, since every day there are tigers being killed for their skin and body parts of young tiger cubs are trafficked to become captive live trophies in private zoos, farmed for commercial exploitation of the body parts, or even in the backyards across the globe! There is a need to put an end to these crimes and if we can get people to come forward and work together, we can stop such crimes and devastation.
Develop a Mobile Application which can be used by people volunteers to share information regarding tiger crimes both in covert and overt modes. Previous experience or knowledge of digital identity solutions. Key features should include (1) Automated search based on customizable keywords, region, time frame etc, (2) Ability to perform a deep search and apply regional language search, (3) Store the search results in a centralized database for further analysis, (4) To consider/investigate the use of digital identities to help create a trusted network of contributors.
Scale of the challenge
Severity of the Challenge
The winning innovations from Tigerthon will be developed by the Wildlife Trust of India into a fully functioning product to be used in the field to share data/intelligence relating to illegal tiger crime.