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UDS: Global March ATX

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

501c3 Non-Profit, The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos ATX presents the revolutionary work of dedicated Conservationists working to save endangered species from extinction:

“We use drones that can fly at night and find poachers before they kill. It works. It’s proven. The poaching STOPS.” Event Presenter, Robert Hannaford, Technical Director of Air Shepherd.

“The rhino poaching boom has increased 9000% in South Africa alone. Across Africa, an elephant is poached every 14 minutes, a rhino every 7 hours. At this rate, both species will be extinct within 10 years.” Learn about innovative technology working in the field to save species.

Program: Speakers, VIP Dinner, Exhibitors, Music, Art, Appetizers, Cocktails, Silent Auction, African Wildlife Safari to Botswana Auction, Tusker Film Trailer: https://techsavesspeciesatx.eventbrite.com

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WHAT: Wild Night Out, Innovative Tech Saves Species Fundraiser

WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 6-10pm

WHERE: Vuka Gather Venue S, 411 W Monroe St Austin, Texas 78704

WHO: Global March ATX Presents TCU Rhino Project and Air Shepherd Program

WHY: Prevent EXTINCTION of Endangered Species

EVENT: Tickets: https://techsavesspeciesatx.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM: Expert Speakers, VIP Dinner, Exhibitors, Last Tusker Film Intro, Music, Art, Appetizers, Cocktails, Silent Auction, African Wilderness Safari Auction/Raffle, Door Prizes.

New to Austin’s Tech Industry, local wildlife advocates welcome Robert Hannaford, Co-Founder, Director of UDS System LLC and his Partners, Co-Founders, Otto Werdmuller and George Sayegh. Robert is also Technical Director of the award-winning, Air Shepherd, which employs innovative technology to protect elephants and rhinos in poaching hot spots across Africa.

“We use drones that can fly at night and find poachers before they kill. It works. It’s proven. The poaching STOPS.” Event Presenter, Robert Hannaford, of Air Shepherd Air Shepherd / Time Magazine Article

“Rhino poaching has increased 9000% in South Africa alone. Across Africa, an elephant is poached every 14 minutes, a rhino every 7 hours. At this rate, both species will be extinct within 10 years.”

Event Presenter, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at TCU, Dr. Mike Slattery, launched an initiative that would help change the lives of one specific animal: the rhinoceros. “Wrapping protection around the rhinos is first priority. This includes anti-poaching units, dog patrols, 24/7 human protection, dehorning the animals and building game reserves.”

“There’s a lot of people around the world that are scrambling to try and figure out how to protect the species,” Slattery said. “They’re figuring out how to stop the poaching, how to reduce the demand and how to move this needle back towards a much more sustainable growth population of the species.” See: TCU’s Rhino Initiative

Learn how new research fueled the idea of harnessing IBM Cloud, the Internet of Things (loT) and predictive analytics technologies to combat the poaching of rhinos: Speaker, IBM Corporate Strategy, Markus van Kempen, will share how this new field strategy can make poaching predictable and therefore nearly impossible – effectively replacing guns with innovative technology.

Check out our Drone displays and learn more about DNA Analysis, Acoustic Traps, Thermal Imaging and other technology designed to stop criminal syndicates in their ongoing attempt to poach animals for the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. And join with the Austin Tech Community to support this vital work at Tech ATX Fund for Wildlife.

For Interviews and additional information, please contact: Robert Hannaford, Air Shepherd: 512-993-0814 / rob@coolideassolutions.com Dr. Mike Slattery, TCU Initiative: 817.257.7506 / m.slattery@tcu.edu Judy Brey, Global March ATX: 512-696-8656 / info@marchforelephantsatx.org

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Venue

Vuka Gather Venue S
411 W Monroe St
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Phone:
512-993-0814