Conventional species detection tests are slow… really slow.
Wildlife protectors need something better.
The WildTechDNA kit will be…
Almost as simple as a pregnancy test
Costs around $1 per test
As accurate as conventional lab tests
Results in around 30 minutes
No specialist training needed
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…
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
waiting weeks to know if the goods they seized are legal or not.
What wildlife crime consultant Luke Bond has to say…
where specialist tech is not affordable and difficult to use.
What snow leopard researcher Tanya Rosen has to say…
Backed by the world’s wildlife protectors
“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.”
Dr Rodrigo A Medellín
Senior Professor of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
“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.”
Director General, WWF Mexico
“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
“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
“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.”
Conservation Adviser, Ilbirs Foundation
Lead for “Vanishing Treasures” project in Kyrgyzstan
“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.”
CEO of SANBI, South African National Biodiversity Institute
Chair of the Scientific Authority, South Africa
“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