High tech and poaching: The upside, the downside
Updated: Mar 21, 2019
Technology is an important tool in the fight against wildlife poaching. A few examples:
Kenya is also implanting microchips in rhino horns—to follow the animals as well as to track poached horns.
Save the Elephants uses GPS collars to track elephants’ movements and generate detailed real-time maps. Understanding elephant movements helps to minimize human-animal conflict, and when an ele stops moving, it’s a pretty good sign that it may have been killed, giving rangers and researchers a heads-up to areas of poaching activity.