We’re developing the technology wildlife protectors need

A fast, low-cost and accessible species detection kit.

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Conventional species detection tests are slow… really slow.

Wildlife protectors need something better.

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The WildTechDNA kit will be…

WildTechDNA - Simple

Almost as simple as a pregnancy test

WildTechDNA - Affordable

Costs around $1 per test

WildTechDNA - Accurate

As accurate as conventional lab tests

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WildTechDNA - Quick

Results in around 30 minutes

WildTechDNA - Accessible

No specialist training needed

WildTechDNA - Accessible
Fits in the palm of your hand

Why it matters

The world’s not short of wildlife protectors. It’s short of the tools needed to do the job. In the fight against wildlife crime, habitat loss and disease, tools matter. They matter to…

The Researcher

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high up in the Andes and can’t tell if they’re tracking the right species.

What world-renoened researcher Dr Rodrigo Medellín has to say…

The customs officer

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waiting weeks to know if the goods they seized are legal or not.

What wildlife crime consultant Luke Bond has to say…

Community conservation

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where specialist tech is not affordable and difficult to use.

What snow leopard researcher Tanya Rosen has to say…

Backed by the worlds wildlife protectors

Rodrigo Medellín

“This is a powerful, revolutionary tool for the real time detection of species with lots of potential to be applied to all sorts of conservation and management questions and policies.”

Rodrigo Medellín

Dr Rodrigo A Medellín

Senior Professor of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Jorge Rickards

“The applications for such technology are vast, essentially replacing the need for expensive, complex and time-consuming laboratory DNA finger-printing. […] This technology is nothing short of revolutionary.”

Jorge Rickards

Jorge Rickards

Director General, WWF Mexico

Koustubh Sharma

“We strongly believe that this portable DNA detection device will be of significant value to GLSEP and other global stakeholders committed to species conservation and we are keen to offer our full support to this proposal.”

Koustubh Sharma, PhD

International Coordinator – GSLEP
Senior Regional Ecologist – Snow Leopard Trust

Arnulf Köhncke

“We believe that the proposed project could deliver substantial conservation benefits, especially to our threatened flagship species, both in the wild and in the illegal wildlife trade.”

Dr. Arnulf Köhncke

Director Species Conservation, WWF Germany

Tatjana Rosen

“The proposed project can have enormous application in Central Asia for snow leopards (as well as other species) for monitoring and also for detecting illegal wildlife trade.”

Tatjana Rosen

Conservation Adviser, Ilbirs Foundation
Lead for “Vanishing Treasures” project in Kyrgyzstan

Carmel Mbizvo

“If successful, this technology will provide a powerful revolutionary tool for the real time detection of illegally trafficked wildlife products, thereby dramatically increasing the capabilities of customs and law enforcement entities to detect and respond to illicit trade.”

Carmel Mbizvo

Carmel Mbizvo

CEO of SANBI, South African National Biodiversity Institute
Chair of the Scientific Authority, South Africa

Stefan Prost

“Such a device will be a valuable tool in monitoring endangered species as well as in the assessment of human-wildlife conflicts.”

Stefan Prost, PhD

LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics

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