Wildlife charity Born Free’s Founder and Executive President Will Travers OBE discusses how a charity focused on wildlife conservation, is using tech and where they’re looking at blockchain – to aid in their efforts. Born Free deploys various tech solutions to help with its work, including satellite radio collars, camera traps, GIS and more. They are now exploring the use of blockchain with partners to see how this might be used to deliver benefits to local communities in an incorruptible way. Sometimes it isn’t high tech that they need as much as low tech, such as fuel-efficient cooking stoves that can be made for a few dollars and deployed at a household level, significantly reducing the amount of firewood that must be collected (almost universally by women) and the negative impact on the environment.

A little solar power in a Masai manyatta can allow children to study safely after nightfall without the risk of fire or poisonous kerosene fumes in their small houses. Born Free works to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. As a leading wildlife charity, they oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong – in the wild. Born Free promotes Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals. You may contact  https://www.bornfree.org.uk/ for more information on where new technologies come into this.

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