"With rhino poaching at a crisis point, we wanted to help before the species disappeared altogether"
Doc Watson, Connected Conservation Foundation founder
96% reduction in poaching
By using a combination of technologies to create a reserve area network, the pilot was a resounding success: in two years, it reduced poaching by 96%.
Beyond saving the lives of rhinos, the project saw employment growth in the surrounding communities, and an increase in conservation awareness.
An opportunity to save more wildlife
Doc Watson saw an opportunity to expand and replicate what had worked in the pilot project and founded Connected Conservation Foundation to continue this important work. With poaching rates worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s an urgency like never before to act.