South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa a  home to some of the most compelling and yet most critically endangered species of animals, including Lion, Giraffe, Cheetah, Black Rhino, and White Rhino, some of which could be extinct in the wild in only a few decades.

 

OUR PROGRESS:

In South Africa, we’ve expanded and improved our operations resulting in the detection of many new intrusions.  These improvements include the addition of 2 more anti-poaching dogs to our partners.  And further progress includes the assistance of our team in the translocation and protection of Black Rhino.  In Madagascar, we’ve expanded our wpsWatch monitoring system to protect over 600 of the last remaining Ploughshare Tortoise. 

12 PROJECTS

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WPS research camp

FIELD RESEARCH CENTER

WPS acquired rights to habitat in South Africa to use as a wildlife research and technology testing center. There is a breeding herd of white rhinos on the property plus a wide variety of other wildlife. The center has living accommodations for researchers, a dry lab, and an administrative and communications center.

The facility runs on solar power with appropriate back-up power. The site is linked internally by a high speed communications network designed by WPS and protected by wpsWatch, a centralized monitoring system which utilizes remotely deployed field cameras to transmit images of wildlife and potential human threats.

The center is used by WPS personnel to develop and test software protection systems and network communication architectures. It is also available to researchers who wish to study African wildlife.

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Catching Poachers in South Africa In case you missed it, here’s an awesome video of our Executive Director telling the story of WPS assisting in the apprehension of poachers in South Africa. Posted by Wildlife Protection Solutions on Friday, January 27, 2017
 

 ENDANGERED SPECIES IN CRISIS:

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We're always looking for help by providing cameras, field equipment for wildlife rangers, and in monitoring our real-time feeds for potential poaching activity.  Make a donation below, or choose any of the following items and we'll make sure they get to our rangers on the front-lines of conservation.