Wildlife

Total 20 Posts

Use of analytics software leads to arrest of wildlife traffickers

Thaks to use of of a new data analytics solution, the multinational Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has managed to arrest 8 people who are responsible for trafficking large consignments of endangered animals. The arrests included some government officials who colluded with the trafickers. In total, 4 arrests were made

Recording insect and animal life regeneration in Madagascar using a blockchain solution

ixo Foundation, a non-profit open-source software development foundation has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to measure impact for global conservation projects and develop funding flows for zoos and aquariums. The two organizations will kick off their partnership by using ixo's "Blockchain for Impact"platform in Madagascar

Using Artificial Intelligence to catch wildlife poachers in almost real-time

Poaching of wildlife is a big problem globally and especially in Afrika. This can be witnessed in the recently released statistics on Rhino deaths as a result of poaching by South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs. However, although the number of rhinos poached is alarmingly high compared to several years

Western science is finally catching up to indigenous traditional knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use tools in their daily lives. Chimps use twigs to fish for termites; sea otters break

Gabon is using technology to fight elephant poaching

In a move to combat the growing scourge of elephant poaching in Gabon, the country's National Parks Agency (ANPN) has taken to fitting elephants with GPS-enabled tracking collars. The collars, according to the agency, will not only assist with tracking the elephants in order to fight poaching but also with

Despite the use of anti-poaching technology, 1,028 rhinos were killed in South Africa

A total of 1,028 rhinos were killed in South Africa during 2017 as a result of poaching. This was revealed by South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, on 25 January 2018 when she presented the Department of Environmental Affairs' progress on the implementation of the integrated strategic