The project works closely with the South African government and its conservation management authorities, South African National Parks (SANParks) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo), as well as with Mozambique’s National Administration for Conservation Areas, to develop and implement practical, well-considered methods through which to address issues at various critical points along the so-called ‘poaching supply chain’, namely Protected area enforcement support, investigations and disruption of trafficking supply chains, and demand management within the consumer countries.
The programme investigates, develops and pilots a multitude of methodologies that hold potential to assist in stemming the tide of rhino poaching with particular focus on technology as a force multiplier.
- Intensive Protection Zone establishment
- Entrance Gate automation and movement control
- Development and deployment of the MEERKAT Wide Area Surveillance System
- Support to Joint law enforcement structures, including Greater Kruger Environmental Protection Foundation law enforcement coordination support, Joint Security structures support
- Poison use study
- Smart Park establishment and the use of tech in law enforcement operations
- Intelligent camera traps
- K9 unit establishment
- Investigatory support
- Risk and Threat management unit establishment and operational support