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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 Peace Parks Foundation, a conservation nonprofit, set its sights on improving the situation in the park with the help of AI researchers from Microsoft.

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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...

Elephant Found Seriously Injured

What we found was worrying and surprising. A deep wound penetrating the upper part of the skull causing a severe infection. Additionally, with multiple bone fragments in the wound cavity.

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Preventing Rhino Poaching With Microsoft Azure

As part of our team’s mission to find new ways that technology can positively impact our world, we’ve been collaborating with the Combating Wildlife Crime team from Peace Parks Foundation (PPF), in partnership...

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