Announcing the 2023 Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Winners
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is excited to announce the 2023 Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize winners. The winning innovations were selected from three of the six 2023 competition categories: preventing wildlife poaching and trafficking, promoting wildlife conservation, and protecting endangered species. From artificial intelligence to spot illegal online sales of freshwater turtles, to harnessing solar energy to reduce marine bycatch in illuminated gillnets, the Service and its Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize winners are reaching beyond the traditional conservation community to foster technology-driven solutions that can solve conservation challenges. Learn more about the winners and read the full announcement in the newsroom.
View the 2023 winner and honorable mention summary slides to learn more about each innovation.
More About the 2023 Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Competitions
The total prize purse for each of the six focus areas was up of $100,000 for the winning technology innovation. The Service also recognized additional participants with non-monetary, honorable mention awards. The submission deadline for the competitions was June 27, 2023, with judging occurring July-August. The Service has partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help administer the competitions.
For more information, please visit https://www.challenge.gov/, or select one of the links below for specific information related to each category:
- Reducing Human-Predator Conflict
- Nonlethal Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict
- Promotion of Wildlife Conservation
- Management of Invasive Species
- Protection of Endangered Species
- Prevention of Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking