Congratulations to our 2016 Zoohackathon teams!

Review submissions here.


to our Zoohackathon 2016 Finalists!

And the Winner of Zoohackathon 2016...

Zoohackathon 2016 Winners

Zoohackathon products are being developed for release in 2017!

Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

What is Zoohackathon?

The Zoohackathon is a computer coding and technology intensive event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create applications, systems, and tools to help reduce demand for trafficked wildlife products.

The inaugural Zoohackathon was announced as a partnership by Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Executive Director Kris Vehrs on World Wildlife Day 2016 and is a part of the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.


The Zoohackathon Code

LOOP wildlife bought and sold illegally

  • FIND solutions
  • FOR animals
  • FOR all
  • DO WHILE there is still time
  • DO UNTIL demand stops
END LOOP: Coding to end wildlife trafficking

Zoohackathon 2016 Problem Statements

Starting on International Orangutan Day (August 19), the Zoohackathon welcomed problem statements from experts all across the world who are working to end wildlife trafficking through efforts to reduce demand and increase international cooperation.

Review Problem Statements