Enhancing the protection and monitoring of endangered wildlife and their habitat, at affordable prices

WildTech@RESOLVE (WildTech) is an impact enterprise focused on developing durable, high technology devices to facilitate the protection and monitoring of wildlife.

WildTech strives to produce technology at prices that are affordable for wildlife reserves, many of which happen to be located in some of the most economically disadvantaged parts of the world.


We develop technologies for conservation that are:

Low cost

Low power / long-lasting


Easy to use

Conservation donors will fund direct
support to on-the-ground projects and
innovation, but don’t typically provide
funds to develop, scale and manufacture
new technologies.

WildTech was created to attract other forms
of financial resources needed to manufacture
conservation technology at scale, including
impact investment, blended finance, social impact
bonds, and program related investments of
philanthropic foundations.


WildTech is developing cutting edge technology devices to address poaching, illegal deforestation, and human-wildlife conflict, three of the greatest drivers of the extinction crisis. WildTech’s preventative, AI-based conservation technology products include:

TrailGuardAI is a cryptic anti-poaching camera system designed to stop poachers before they kill.


ForestGuard™ runs a Logging Truck Detector and prevents illegal logging in protected forests before trees are felled.


WildEyes™ uses computer vision to detect target wildlife species and sends alerts to wildlife managers, communities or researchers to prevent human-wildlife conflict and improve wildlife monitoring. WildEyes AI’s small form factor makes it easily concealable and less prone to theft or vandalism than traditional camera traps.

We also offer deployment and training services, which cover installation of the technologies at wildlife reserves, training rangers to maintain and operate the devices, and advising park managers on how to increase their enforcement capacity.


TrailGuard AI is the first WildTech product ready for mass production and sales. TrailGuard AI is a cryptic, camera-based alert system that enables park rangers to protect large areas by monitoring the limited lines of access — created by terrain and vegetation and serving as a “force-multiplier.”


The TrailGuard AI camera is small enough to conceal along these routes to capture photographic evidence, detect humans within the images, and relay pictures (via GSM, radio, or satellite) containing humans back to park headquarters and third-party overseers. The TrailGuard AI anti-poaching systems can operate for over 3 years on a small battery.


TrailGuard has demonstrated success at preventing poaching, increasing enforcement capacity, and improving safety of rangers on the front lines. An early version of TrailGuard rapidly paid dividends yielding 30 arrests and the seizures of over 1,300 lbs of bushmeat along with many snares, weapons, and vehicles used by poachers.



Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Chief Executive Officer, is a conservation biologist and a specialist on endangered large mammals. He is the Director of the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions  program at RESOLVE and was previously the Chief Scientist for WWF-US for 20 years. Since 2014, Eric has worked closely with Steve Gulick to develop TrailGuard and implement the technology in the field to stop poaching in Africa.

Steve Gulick, Chief Technology Officer, is the inventor of TrailGuard and a co-founder of WildTech. Steve is an electrical engineer and conservationist. In the early 2000s, he began adapting military technology for use in conservation with the objective of changing to balance of power to favor law enforcement over poachers. He has since been involved in developing and implementing anti-poaching technology in East Africa, Central Africa, Russia’s Altai Republic, and Nepal.

Stephen D’Esposito, Board Chair, is a solutions strategist. Trained as an advocate to create leverage for good, he now helps diverse, unlikely partners envision, design, and implement projects on issues including climate and energy transition, sustainable fisheries, safeguarding human rights and indigenous peoples, and biodiversity and habitat protection.


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Washington, DC 20037

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WildTech was established with technical support and funding provided by impact@RESOLVE, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the non-profit philanthropic organization, RESOLVE.

impact@RESOLVE focuses exclusively on designing, launching, and early stage development of for-profit businesses that achieve philanthropic objectives, what we call “impact enterprise”.

impact@RESOLVE works with nonprofits, donors, and socially responsible
companies to transform impact ideas into impact enterprises.

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