Zoohackathon 2019: Combating Wildlife Trafficking Through Innovation and Technology

The U.S. Embassy in Helsinki and Korkeasaari Zoo organized the first Zoohackathon in Finland and in the Nordic region at Karhulinna, Korkeasaari Zoo, November 9 – 10, 2019. 15 developers, designers, and project managers participated in the event, forming teams to create applications, systems, and tools to help reduce demand for trafficked wildlife products. The embassy’s Deputy …

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Ambassador Pence in Rovaniemi

U.S. Ambassador Robert Pence visited Rovaniemi October 11-12 as part of the U.S. delegation to the Arctic Environment Ministers Meeting. The U.S. delegation was headed by Judith Garber, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. The United States aims to safeguard U.S. security, economic and …

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