Challenge

In Northern Kenya, there are rarely fences that separate reserves and homeland. Often, issues arise between humans and animals, which results in conflict and killing the animals or people getting injured. There are also public roads that run through conservancies and many poachers enter the reserve in this way to get bush meat mainly.

Deployed in 2019 , the technical solution is helping pre-empt human wildlife conflict, prevent poaching and assist rangers with habitat management.

How

A point-to-point reserve area network connects the key sites across six conservancies. Strategic digital radio masts connect and ensure constant communication. Implementation of remote camera deployments enable mobile IP connectivity from masts.

Thermal cameras are positioned at waterholes to monitor the health of the animals and to detect any possible threats. A number of low range wide area network gateways support the reintroduction of rhinos and monitor their adaptation and rehabilitation process. This technology is also used to monitor the flow to water holes and ensure adequate drinking water for animals.

Infrastructure for reliable solar power, masts and enclosures in remote areas are installed throughout the conservancies. Online software tool Earthranger collects, integrates and displays all historical and real-time data available from the reserve.

A new server room, equipped with the relevant compute, storage, and virtualisation provides detailed analysis including alerts for fire suppression, biometric access control and in-room CCTV cameras. The online software tool Earthranger to collect, integrate and display all historical and real-time data available from the reserve.

We're protecting animals by tracking the movement of people using the power of technology. 

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