By utilizing 3D printed turtle eggs, authorities will be able to effectively police instances where poaching is prevalent. The technology utilized here will assist the authorities in finding the responsible parties, determining which locations are particularly susceptible to poaching, and apprehending those involved in the practice. Overall, this technology is an excellent tool in the fight against poachers, and will help protect turtle populations.
The world’s sea turtle population is dwindling.The fake 3D printed eggs, once perfected, will be placed in real turtle egg nests before poachers get to them, in order to help conservationists and law officials track the movement of the stolen incubating turtles. This will definitely help in detecting poaching and hence putting it to stop
It was announced that scientists have created 3D printed turtle eggs embedded with GPS capabilities. The GPS will help the scientists can detect who is poaching where. The fake eggs will also become effective in deterring poachers because they will be tricked into picking up eggs that are not real.
3-D turtle eggs can help to detect poaching by tracking the eggs and tracking the poachers who take them. 3-D printed eggs could be imprinted with tracking devices, either gps or otherwise so that once the egg has been taken, law enforcement personnel can help track who is taking them and where.
Creating said 3D turtle eggs can be tricky. You have to get the weight right, and make sure that the egg surfaces very closely resemble that of the real thing. Poachers will start looking for any abnormalities once they discover that one of the eggs they pick up is a tracking device. It gets worse if more wealthy poachers have an improvised MRI scanner or something.
It could also backfire against law enforcement officers since the trackers might be re-used by poachers to deceive them about their location.