Hiding in the Dark - Saving Lives in Kruger National Park



Publisher:
Peace Parks Foundation
Publication Date:
17 March 2017
Tags:
South Africa, Game Parks and Safaris, Innovation, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Wildlife

Innovative wide area surveillance technology is being used in Kruger National Park to thwart the activities of poachers entering South Africa's primary rhino stronghold. The so-called Meerkat system safely directs rangers when having to engage in potentially dangerous encounters with armed poachers. Guided by this "angel on their shoulder", the rangers manage to catch the poachers off-guard, arrest them and confiscate valuable firearms and tools.


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