Awesome Humans: Mercy Sigey Takes On Elephant Poachers

inspiring-humans-mercy-sigey-100114There was no shortage of inspiration at the United Nations Social Good Summit this year, but one story really stood out to me.

With support from Innovate Kenya, teenager Mercy Sigey and her teammates worked to develop a detection system that would alert park officials to the presence of poachers in protected areas. Their sensors were created to protect elephants against illegal slaughter, but there was another benefit, too—they also detect wildfires.

Read more about Sigey’s invention and see her presentation over at TakePart. This young woman is changing the world for the better!

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