Who: The Thin Green Line

When: December 2014

Where: Melbourne

Website: http://www.thingreenline.org.au

The Thin Green Line Foundation is the world’s only charity solely dedicated to protecting endangered species and threatened ecosystems by supporting park rangers. They provide park rangers with essential anti-poaching equipment and training to assist them in patrolling on the front-line of conservation. They also provide financial support to the widows and orphans of park rangers killed in the line of duty. Their support is focused on rangers in developing regions, conflict zones and indigenous rangers in Australia and abroad.

They initially approached RHoK to develop a geolocation app to help monitor hotspots and trouble areas for rangers. However, as a result of exploring their key challenges in greater detail, at the 2014 Summer Hackathon we ended up helping them creating a training resource for rangers instead.