In the past four years, 101 people have lost their lives to tigers in India alone. You can help prevent this.
WWF and WILDLABS challenge you to develop a new, or improved, technology tool to reduce such interactions between humans and carnivores like tigers and polar bears. The winning solution will receive a prize of up to 30,000 EUR. With this prize, you will refine your solution and field test it with the support of WWF's landscape teams.
Develop / improve a robust early detection tool for tigers, that can cope with a wet and dry tropical environment as well as snowy conditions, low and high elevations and difficult terrain, is affordable at a local level, is easily accessible and operated, and requires little maintenance.
Why an Early Detection Tool?
An early detection tool would give people the time to respond effectively to an approaching tiger. They are no longer surprised by an encounter and will have more time to choose the best response in order to prevent escalation into conflict, and thus stay safe. There are no known technological early warning systems currently in place to detect tiger presence.
Ready to develop your idea?
If you have an idea that could address this challenge, make sure you visit our detailed HWC Tech Challenge Tiger Case. It's packed full of background information about the challenge, local conditions, present solutions, and suggested but not yet developed solutions for early warning systems for tigers. In essence, all the information you need to inform your tool design process.
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