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A solar-powered ‘Meerkat’ is protecting South Africa’s rhinos

In South Africa's biggest national park, a camouflaged system of radars, cameras and sensors stands guard. The solar-powered technology is helping to protect Kruger National Park's rhinos from poachers, and the country's tourism industry as a result. The network can distinguish between human and animal movement and even includes an infrared sensor, so it can spot poachers at night and alert park rangers to their presence.

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NGOs form the backbone of conservation in South Africa

Conservation NGOs working to protect biodiversity in South Africa contribute significantly to the persistence of numerous species and habits and the life-giving services that they provide, as indicated in a new report just...

7 Conservation Organizations Making A Difference

Natural lands and wildlife are an important part of ecosystems across the planet. Unfortunately, human development is often a threat to these habitats. That's why organizations like the ones listed here work to...

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Pinch Poachers?

In South Africa, conservationists were making no headway on preventing rampant rhino poaching. Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, the “birthplace of rhinos,” was a particular hotspot, logging hundreds of dead rhinos in a single year. So...

Shepherd’s Delight

Chris and four other shepherds work here on St Olives farm near the top of Ouberg Pass between Graaff-Reinet and Murraysburg, each with a dog they have trained themselves. For seven days at...

Smart Parks power monitoring sensors for Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

In an ongoing collaboration between Peace Parks Foundation and Smart Parks aimed at supporting conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to enhance anti-poaching efficiencies in its protected areas.

Family planning: ‘world’s most important yet most ignored environmental action’

Thriving Together: Environmental Conservation and Family Planning, a new UN-backed campaign, was launched on World Population Day on Thursday. It recognises that “improving access to family planning services is critically important for the...

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