WildScan Gains Popularity at Conservation Event

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Freeland staff member demonstrates WildScan at Bangkok’s Birds in the City event. Photo: Freeland

Freeland staff member demonstrates WildScan at Bangkok’s Birds in the City event.
Photo: Freeland

Thousands attended the Birds in the City weekend fair on November 21-22, aimed at reconnecting Bangkok’s urban population with nature. Over 60 wildlife conservation organizations were present including Freeland, the lead implementing partner of the USAID-funded ARREST program. A key component of the program is the mobile application, WildScan, which allows law enforcement and the general public to accurately identify endangered species. An interactive game at the Freeland booth encouraged event-goers to guess the bird species and scan them with the WildScan app. Birds in the City raised awareness of how species, particularly birds, are threatened by habitat loss and human exploitation and how we can work to protect them. For more information on WildScan, click here.

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