Spreading the Word About Rhino Protection: Meeting Jane Goodall
enChoice’s Chairman, Tony White attended the annual Fall expo of the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) on October 12th, 2019. The WCN is the leading organization in the US that raises funds to protect endangered species. Dr. Jane Goodall was keynote speaker at the Expo, and her session was sold out with a 2,400 person attendance. Goodall is one of the world’s most celebrated scientists and supporters of wildlife conservation, and is most noted for her work with chimpanzees. She is also the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute.
enChoice is a sponsor of SPARK (Sentinel Protection Against Rhino Killing), a unique and groundbreaking program aimed at using advanced technology including the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and animal behavioral research to protect threatened species, in particular the Rhino, from devastating poaching threats. The initial implementation of the project is at Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.
The Proof of Concept has been successfully completed for SPARK, leading to the conclusion that by using this technology rhino poaching success rates can drop from around 90% to single digits.
As a result the great success of this program and the widespread interest in the topic of rhino protection, Tony White was able to procure a private meeting to brief Jane Goodall on SPARK. Jane and Tony were photographed together after their meeting (see photo).
“It was an honor to meet Jane and to have the opportunity to talk with her about our successes using technology in SPARK,” said Tony White. “Jane showed great interest in the program, and we are currently providing her with more details.”
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Welgevonden Game Reserve is located in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The reserve’s 37,000 hectares of breathtaking mountain bushveld in the Waterberg plateau are home to a wide range of species, including the Big 5. The reserve has been proclaimed as a Protected Area and is known for excellence in wildlife management. It is a living laboratory for developing advanced wildlife management techniques; and the use of technology in conservation.
For more information about Welgevonden visit www.welgevonden.org
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