Can technology help boost conservation efforts in Africa?

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Africa has put in place various mechanisms to tackle poaching, habitat degradation, illegal resource extraction, among other challenges facing conservation. Ned Horning, Scientist and Director of Biodiversity and Informatics at the American Museum of Natural History believe that technology can hugely boost conservation efforts on the continent if leveraged.

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