2016

2016 in Review: Conservation X Labs in the News

Learn more about what CXL did in 2016:

Invasive innovations: Summit fosters technological solutions to invasive species challenge

Julia John, Mongabay

“We can do this,” declared the big round pins on the chests of attendees at the first annual Innovation Summit on Overcoming the Invasive Species Challenge. Cohosted by the National Invasive Species Council (NISC), the conference brought together leading scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs to examine new solutions to the severe consequences of invasive species on Monday, December 5th, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

Experts hack away at portable DNA barcode scanner to fight timber and wildlife trafficking

Julia John, Mongabay

The recent DNA Barcode Scanner Hack brought together a range of experts to brainstorm a handheld modular DNA analysis device that could identify timber samples in the field, help flag wildlife trafficking, detect novel pathogens and enhance fisheries traceability, bypassing the need for an expensive, distant laboratory.

Solving global grand challenges, one MOOC at a time

Taylor Robb-McCord, Mongabay

The newly launched Innovation and Design for Global Grand Challenges MOOC explores current global challenges in conservation and development taught by Alex Dehgan, CEO of Conservation X Labs. The course is free and covers topics from wildlife trafficking to global health, 3D printing and synthetic biology. Launched in July 2016, the course has registered 1,500 students from 75 countries.

New ‘Blue Economy Challenge’ wants your solutions to transform the aquaculture industry

Shreya Dasgupta, Mongabay

On February 29, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), in partnership with Conservation X Labs, SecondMuse, NineSigma, and the World Wildlife Fund, launched the Blue Economy Challenge­ — an innovation challenge that aims to transform the aquaculture industry, particularly in the Indian Ocean region.

Harnessing Innovation for Conservation:  Interview with Alex Dehgan

Jennie Specter, Solutions Journal

An interview with Alex Dehgan, CEO of Conservation X Labs, on why innovation is needed in conservation and how to harness the power of entrepreneurship to save the planet’s biodiversity.