Open-source developers and tech giants created the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collars. In response to the growing crisis facing Africa’s diminishing elephant population, Hackster.io and Smart Parks came together with leading technology and conservation partners to protect the gentle giants in their natural habitats.

Images of elephants roaming the African plains are imprinted on all of our minds and something easily recognized as a symbol of Africa. But the future of elephants today is uncertain. An elephant is currently being killed by poachers every 15 minutes, and humans, who love watching them so much, have declared war on their species. Most people are not poachers, ivory collectors or intentionally harming wildlife, but silence or indifference to the battle at hand is as deadly.

Read Adam Benzion’s article on Hackster.io’s ElephantEdge Challenge on TechCrunch!

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