Disrupting Poaching Networks Before They Kill

Disrupting Poaching Networks Before They Kill

Hosted by International Fund for Animal Welfare


Oct 13

09:15 10:00 AM



1 City Hall Square Boston, MA 02201



Everyone is talking about elephants and there is powerful momentum in the conservation community afoot to save them from the incessant killing for their tusks. The traditional approach of catching poachers after they kill is not effectively saving wildlife and leaves us to count animal carcasses and stockpile their ivory. Using innovative thinking and progressive technology, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is paving the way for a new form of elephant protection to get “left of the kill.”

The program dubbed tenBoma disrupts poaching networks before they attack. In collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service, Maasai warriors, intelligence experts and community reporters they are gathering and analyzing vast amounts of data to predict poaching events and proactively allocate law enforcement resources at the right time and place to prevent poaching. Join IFAW President and CEO Azzedine Downes, Harvard Graduate and one of Fast Company’s most creative people and IFAW Senior Vice President Faye Cuevas, Lt Col and one of Vice’s Humans of the Year for this lively discussion and learn how they are dismantling poaching from the bottom up.