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Tech Tuesday: Saving Disappearing Species

The ground pangolin in South Africa.
David Brossard
The ground pangolin in South Africa.

Transformative technologies expand the ways that wild animals can be tracked and monitored, providing new hope for conservation efforts.

Scientists are arming themselves with the latest tools, from hand-held DNA scanners to sophisticated facial recognition technology, to learn and understand new ways to curb poaching and aid biodiversity.

Coming up on Tech Tuesday: High-tech solutions to save disappearing species.


  • Jon Marcus, reporter, The Hechinger Report
  • Lisa Palmer, science journalist and visiting media and public affairs professor, George Washington University
  • Russell Holly, contributing editor, Android Central

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