discussion / Community Base  / 7 December 2015

Second Tiger Cub Dies in Crimea Zoo After Blackout

Not really sure the death of a rare (endangered) second Bengal Tiger cub, because of the technological catastrophe on Crimean peninsula, is the right place to be published as "off topic area", as we're facing here a clear Wildlife/Human conflict and an actual Wildlife Crime. But, I guess, this should be regarded by moderators.

We could discuss here what kind of (tech) ideas do you have, that could be used in order to protect the zoos worldwide from similar disasters and deaths, in the future, during blackouts and other power issues.


Hi Sofia, 

While there is a argument that the death of Bengal Tigers at a zoo in Crimea could potentially be viewed wildlife crime, your original post was unclear about how this was relevant to a professional community that is focused on collaborating and sharing ideas about conservation technology. I would argue that technological innovation might not be the most important element for finding a solution to the problem you have identified. Rather, there are political, social and economic factors that must be addressed as a higher priority, and if addressed effectively, will negate the need for a complex technological solution to this issue.

That being said, I welcome any community member who might be interested to continue the discussion below. 





Hi, Stephanie

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Bengal tigers (especially white ones) are identified as endangered species. Blackouts can happen anywhere.. So, as this is a community based on technological solutions, discussions, and sharing ideas and collaborating, I believed someone could have an idea about what can we, as conservationists, do, in order to prevent such loses of endangered species in the zoos, in the future. I'm less interested in politics when it concerns the lives of innocent animals suffering from imperfect conditions in the zoos etc. Any loss of endangered species, anywhere in the world, is a wildlife crime, because we can not afford to let our children live in the world where there's no elephants, rhinos or bengal tigers etc.

On the contrary, this is exactly what I've been saying, that technological innovations (ideas, projects) are exactly what could we all seriously regard in order to solve such problem that happened to the animals in the Crimean zoo. For example, zoos areas could have better equipment with alternative energy generators, or some innovative energy generators. In case of a blackout for example (man-made, natural, technological), in some country for example, it immediately puts at risk the zoos |and the safety and security of its animals|(and not only, but here we discuss environmental issues), for example if it's a cold country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Canada etc, on my opinion, I think it would be better if the zoos be equipped with alternative power generators. So, if anyone in the community, have an idea what kind of innovations could be used for the zoos (all over the world) I would be happy to read.

Thank you,

With love,