YOUR DONATION HELPS PROTECT WILDLIFE IMMEDIATELY
Wildlife conservation efforts often require substantial resources, and donations can help fund crucial programs to protect endangered species and their habitats.
One such effort is the use of camera trap monitoring systems to detect and deter poaching.
These systems use motion-activated cameras to capture images of wildlife and detect illegal activity in protected areas. With adequate funding, conservation organizations can deploy and maintain camera traps to monitor high-risk areas and respond quickly to potential threats.
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POACHERS CAUGHT AT A GLANCE
On August 29th, 2018, our wpsWatch system recorded this poacher equipped with a long rifle and silencer in the middle of the night on a reserve in South Africa. One of our dedicated volunteers spotted the image and immediately brought it to our attention.
Reserve managers and WPS responded right away, sending the photo and its GPS coordinates to anti-poaching units on the ground, who proceeded to pursue and apprehend the poacher, fortunately before any rhinos were killed.
“One more rhino is saved and alive! You guys were great. Thank you, WPS.” —Coenie Erasmus, Warden, Free State Parks, South Africa
In mid-December 2018, wpsWatch cameras identified an image of a man carrying a gun who had illegally entered a protected area in the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo. The poacher trespassed by car and was continuing on foot into the forest when staff saw the photo.
Malaysian management dispatched a patrol team to assess the situation. Rangers found the vehicle and captured and apprehended the man.