— the horn implant, called protect RAPID (Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device), incorporates a camera, GPS, and heart-rate monitor to help conservationists capture poachers largely responsible for the demise of these ancient animals. read article : can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?
— the team performed genetic analysis on ivory samples that countries have sent them. regardless of whether a shipment was seized in sri lanka, hong kong or kenya, the team found that most ivory intercepted since 2006 originates from two key geographic areas read article : new data-driven approaches help identify key hotspots for poaching and trafficking
— “wildlife parks are the leading sources of tanzania’s foreign currency accrued from photographic tourism, hotel concession fees, and other levies from safari companies operating in these protected areas” — “tanzania’s wildlife conservation has set a solid foundation for re-thinking and repositioning the national parks management and trustees on a global roadmap of conservation. this repositioning aims at addressing a number of challenges, which include poaching, disappearance of wildlife corridors, climate change, technological advances, and understanding of the ecology of the parks systems.” read article : protecting borders means protecting tourism
“With tens of thousands of rhinos, elephants and tigers being killed each year, these species face a real risk of extinction.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172179