Wildlife Photographers, FREELAND Needs You!Hello All,Wildlife Photographers, FREELAND Needs You!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been talking about FREELAND quite a bit over the past year. After all, I've been happily helping them partly because of your help! However, FREELAND is currently in a predicament and could use the help of fellow wildlife photographers out there!
The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to have a value of billions of dollars every year, making it the third most lucrative international industry behind guns and drugs. However, despite this trade wiping out wildlife all over the world, efforts of law enforcement have yet to match those of the criminals that traffic wildlife. Simply put, the illegal wildlife trade is not taken seriously. As a result, law enforcement and customs personnel often do not have the training to identify wildlife and wildlife products that they come across. This lack of knowledge prevents cases from being developed against wildlife criminals.
FREELAND is developing a mobile app for enforcement and customs personnel in Southeast Asi