Rhinos, tigers and elephants could be saved from poachers, thanks to a collar that monitors their heartbeats, a global-tracking device and a video camera. Wild tiger populations in countries like Vietnam and India are dwindling. Protect is ready to start field trials of the invention - called a Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device - in some of the affected areas, it said.
The rhinoceros is the second largest land mammal on Earth, next to the elephant. It's also one of the most aggressive. But despite its reputation as the bully on the playground, rhinos are vulnerable when it comes to one great danger: humans.
It was in most respects a typical heist that happened in Dublin last month. But this wasn't art or jewelry that was stolen. Or, more specifically, their horns.
Rhinoceroses are large, herbivorous mammals identified by their characteristic horned snouts. The word "rhinoceros" comes from the Greek "rhino" nose and "ceros" horn. There are five species and 11 subspecies of rhino; some have two horns, while others have one. Because the animals' horns are used in folk medicine for their supposed healing properties, rhinos have been hunted nearly to extinction.
The U. The effort is the latest in a trend of conservationists turning to tech, notes Toor. Other groups employed drones and microchips as part of efforts to save species from poachers and other threats.
These are external links and will open in a new window. New technology to combat rhino poaching is being trialled in South Africa. In a tie-up between South African technology firm Dimension Data and networking giant Cisco, the technology will track vehicles and people entering the reserve rather than animals.
The current rhino poaching crisis began inwith increasing numbers of rhino killed for their horn throughout Africa until Thankfully, there has been a decrease in the number of rhinos poached across Africa since the peak of 1, in Yet, two and a half rhinos are still killed every single day: there is still a lot more to do.
All rights reserved. They entered the park illegally, likely from a nearby village, and are thought to have used a silenced hunting rifle. Black rhinos number only about 5, today. Here's how a pair of South Africans could undermine the international efforts to protect the vulnerable animals.
For years poachers have been targeting rhinos due to a rising demand for rhino horns in Asian countries. While the rhino horns have been said to have medical uses, they are being used more as an ostentatious symbol for the wealthy. Inwildlife security experts from 13 countries gathered in northern Kruger National Park to discuss patterns in rhino poaching.