Select Page

Cracking down on poaching with 3D-printed fake turtle eggs

One of the world’s most endangered species, the sea turtle, is under threat from human encroachment and poaching. But a conservation biologist has developed a strategy that could help save them. By placing 3D-printed eggs with GPS trackers in nesting grounds, poachers who scoop up decoys unwittingly provide information for conservationists and law enforcement.

How IoT trackers can fight poachers

Sea turtles have been survived for millions of years, but now face extinction. How do you protect sea turtles eggs on remote, miles-long beaches in developing countries from poachers working in the dark? Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, enabled IoT trackers may provide an answer to this scourge.

Pin It on Pinterest