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Indonesia: A Day in the Life of a WPS Volunteer

Last March I had the incredible experience of spending three weeks in South Africa, and then a week in Sumatra, a large island in Western Indonesia, with WPS’ Executive Director Eric Schmidt. Eric had been invited to assess the viability of establishing a new rhino research facility on a property managed by one of WPS’...

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Citizen Science To Save Species From Extinction

You care about saving animals from extinction.  If that weren’t true, then you certainly wouldn’t be here reading this blog today.  But since this is true for you, and this passion can sometimes become overwhelming due to extinction crises happening around the world, I’d like to show you that you are not...

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Catching Poachers in South Africa

Eric was invited to present at the Forward 2016 Digital Experience Conference sponsored by Four Winds Interactive in Denver, Colorado. Amongst a line up of makers and thinkers sharing best practices and innovative hardware and software implementations, Eric told the story of catching poachers in South Africa using our wpsWatch centralized monitoring system, featured...

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Discover the Pain and Beauty

WPS’ South African project manager Pierre Blignaut’s account of his recent experience in the bush witnessing the poaching of a rhino. Since this was written, another rhino was shot at the same reserve. This occurred at a location where we were conducting a site survey. Hopefully the future install of...

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