WildScan is a comprehensive species identification and response mobile application designed to combat wildlife trafficking. The application is designed to help front-line enforcement agencies, wildlife conservation officers, and the general public correctly identify, report and handle marine, freshwater and terrestrial animals caught in illegal wildlife trade. WildScan places critical information on endangered species at the fingertips of those who need it most and provides a tool to report wildlife crime. WildScan contains a comprehensive species library with more than 350 protected animals commonly smuggled into and throughout Southeast Asia, a global hotspot for wildlife trafficking. WildScan also supports multiple languages in Southeast Asia and Freeland continues to expand the capabilities of the app.
WildScan is an official ASEAN-Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) product that was developed by Freeland with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST) Program. The application was produced with in-kind support from technology firm vimi.co and many government agencies and private sector organizations.