Alongside World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, and Microsoft, we just announced the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge at SIWI World Water Week 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Our mission is to end human-induced extinction.
We are in the middle of a period of extraordinary change: a sixth mass extinction, the first in earth’s history driven by the actions of a single species. Conservation, as we know it, is not succeeding fast enough.
Conservation X Labs applies technology, entrepreneurship, and open innovation to source, develop, and scale critical solutions to the underlying drivers of human-induced extinction, whether in conservation or other fields.
Humans have driven the sixth mass extinction. Humans have the power to reverse it.
HOW WE DO IT
Harnessing Planetary Genius
New breakthroughs via open innovation such as prizes & challenges
Molecular biology and engineering labs to develop revolutionary technologies in-house
Bringing the best conservation solutions to global scale and financial sustainability
Building the Tribe
A community of passionate, driven people with a shared mission to work across disciplines
We are working to halt extinctions by building tools like the DNA Barcode Scanner.
Seafood fraud and illegal timber trafficking are devastating for ecosystems, and trafficking enforcement agents need tools to rapidly identify fraud or illegal activity in the field.
The DNA Barcode Scanner is a hand-held device that compares a DNA sample to the Barcode Of Life Database to answer the question: is this species actually what it’s claimed to be?
We launch prizes and challenges to incentivize bold, unconventional approaches to conservation problems.
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