Saving the Rhino

Saving The Rhino

Historically the Rhino had no predators; survival was virtually guaranteed due to its massive size and killer horn. But the world has since changed and the Rhino’s horn is no longer a defense, but instead a highly sought after and valued item.

enChoice, Inc. recently announced a partnership with Welgevonden Game Reserve (WGR) to provide project management and technical support for the unique Welgevonden Wildlife Protection Program.

The Wildlife Protection Program uses cutting-edge technology, including the Internet of Things (IoT), to enable a revolutionary way of protecting wildlife.

Since Rhinos did not evolve as vulnerable to predators, they do not have the natural defenses to know when a threat exists. However, other animals in their community do.

In this ground-breaking new Wildlife Protection Program, a variety of ungulate (or hooved) species are fitted with specially designed animal collars, embedded with a GPS and an accelerometer, to record their movement. As the data is collected, rule-based patterns or algorithms are developed and used to predict when the prey-animals are responding to various perceived human threats. If a suspicious activity is detected, action can be taken immediately to locate, stop and capture the poachers

Want to help? Click here to learn more about how you can join enChoice in Saving the Rhinos.