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    Can Drones Stop Poaching?

    While conservation areas and governments employ rangers to monitor and care for wildlife populations, too often the presence of poachers is discovered after the fact. In many areas, out of date technologies such as tracking collars, are used and yield little success. For years, rangers have needed new, innovative ways to track the activities within parks, and ensure the safety and protection of endangered wildlife

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Food Security for Everyone

Food Security for Everyone

January 23rd, 2015

. By Anastasia Georgouli

Sector: Agriculture,Health

 Every year, a huge amount of food is thrown away. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization,  about one third  of all food is discarded before it is consumed, while at the same time, some 805 million people around the world stay hungry.In both rich and poor areas, the problem seems to be equally crucial. In India, for example, 21 million... (more)

Tags: Europe,Food,food bank,Food Security,Greece,Waste

A Safe, Global, Missing Persons Network

A Safe, Global, Missing Persons Network

January 22nd, 2015

. By Rachel Pott

Sector: Emergency Relief,Human Rights

 Everyone has a right to know the location of their family. At first glance that seems uncomplicated in our increasingly interconnected world. However, considering the sheer number of those forcibly displaced from their homes – 51.2 million people by the end of 2013 and 5.5 million uprooted by war in the first six months of 2014 – a pall is... (more)

Tags: IDP,mobile app,Mobile phone,refugee,refugee camp

Local Philanthropy on the Rise in the Global South

Local Philanthropy on the Rise in the Global South

January 20th, 2015

. By Valerie Busch

Sector: Livelihoods

 Over the last few decades, the global development sector has generally been driven by industrialized countries in Europe and North America. NGOs from these regions have become well versed in grant writing and budgeting to gain development dollars in an increasingly competitive funding arena. As a result, these NGOs sometimes place a higher priority on the desires of funding organizations... (more)

Tags: capacity,community,Global South,Haiti,Kenya,philanthropy

A Rapid, Reliable Ebola Test

A Rapid, Reliable Ebola Test

January 19th, 2015

. By Courtney Mollenhauer

Sector: Emergency Relief,Health

 A fast, reliable and affordable Ebola diagnostic test is in critical demand in West Africa. The WHO estimates that there are over 21,000 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea but, of those, only 13,376 have been confirmed through official laboratory tests. The longer suspected cases go untested, the harder it becomes to contain the spread of the... (more)

Tags: Africa,DFID,Ebola,EbolaCheck,West Africa

To Sink or Swim in the Mekong Delta: Laos’ Hydropower Plans for the ASEAN EC

To Sink or Swim in the Mekong Delta: Laos’ Hydropower Plans for the ASEAN EC

January 18th, 2015

. By Sarah Anstett

Sector: Governance,Livelihoods

 The Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was formed in 1967 and since then has expanded membership and developed various frameworks aimed at increasing regional integration and development.[1] One of the most recently developed is the ASEAN Economic Community, an economic block with a common market akin to the European Community set to take formation in 2015.[2] For... (more)

Tags: Economic Development,hydroelectric power,Loas,Mekong,South East Asia

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