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Webinar: 'Advances in use of SMART approach, tools and technology'

To celebrate Women’s History Month, this all female led webinar will focus on current and future uses and approaches with SMART. From monitoring polar bear conflicts in the Arctic, to anti poaching in Mongolia, canine patrolling in Zimbabwe to future integrations and AI to support patrol planning. Wednesday 24th March, 9-11 am US ET. Register here

Online Event

Date: Wednesday 24 March

Time: 9.00-11:00am US ET

Registration: Register here


  • Welcome from SMART Partnership and introductions - Monica Harris, SMART
  • Overview of SMART, its evolution, and current status - Elsabe van der Westhuizen, Frankfurt Zoological Society

Case Studies

  • SMART for anti poaching - Odonchimeg Nyamtseren, Narangua Batdorj, WCS and featuring ranger Enkhchimeg from the Small Gobi reserve
  • SMART Training - Clarine Kigoli, ZSL, and instructor Elizabeth Kamili from the College of African Wildlife Management
  • Use of SMART in National Natural Parks of Colombia - Lauren Camacho, National Natural Parks of Colombia
  • SMART in Zambia and how it has changed patrolling - Ms Choolwe Mulenga, Panthera
  • Introducing SMART to monitor polar bear conflict in the Arctic - Dr Sybille Klenzendorf, WWF Germany
  • Using SMART for Human Wildlife Conflict and with the Canine Team in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe - Ms Rumbi Magwiro, Gonarezhou National Park
  • Using SMART to design surveys and collect wildlife survey data - Dr Samantha Strindberg, WCS

The Future of SMART

  • PAWS: AI to Predict Poaching and Illegal Logging - Lily Xu, Harvard University
  • SMART Integrate - Li Ling Choo, WCS and Dr Xia Stevens, Panthera
  • Q&A and Closing remarks

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