Welcome to Poaching Prevention

We are a newly established charity dedicated to protecting endangered species threatened by intensive poaching

To do this we use mapping technology and, where possible, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Our objective is to help park managers identify when and where poachers will strike, so that they may deploy their anti-poaching units to high risk areas and intercept the poachers before they kill

WHY WE NEED TO ACT NOW

Rhino Population Across Africa & Asia

500000 Early 1900s
700000 1970s
29000 Today

In Feb 2013 the IUCN reported that there were just 20,405 white rhinos and 5,055 black rhinos left in Africa If poaching continues at its current level the death rate will soon exceed the birth rate, and rhinos will quickly become extinct in the wild

African Elephant's killed

population halved from 1.3 million to 690000 between 1979 & 1989
40000 killed by poachers in 2011

At the African Elephant Summit in Botswana on 22 March 2015 experts warned that African elephants could be extinct in the wild within 10 to 20 years

Loss of Human Life

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More than 80% of the 27 African rangers that lost their lives in the line of duty were killed by poachers

Data analysis, mapping & UAVs take down poachers in Africa

We are committed to protecting African elephants and rhinos in the wild by employing effective technologies and techniques

  • Mapping data predicts when & where poachers will strike
  • Onboard sensors in UAVs pinpoints the poacher’s exact location
  • Live video image and GPS coordinates feed back to rangers on the ground
  • UAVs act as an effective deterrent  (UAVs are too small to see from the ground, hence, poachers can’t tell when, where or if they are in operation)

Donations will go towards:

  • Handheld global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Mapping software
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • On-board sensors & control systems
  • Specialist cameras and mounts
  • Solar panel recharging platforms
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Computers
  • Radios
  • Binoculars
  • Training
  • Education
  • Rewards for local communities/community members that give information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the illegal wildlife trade &/or the seizure of illegal guns used for poaching
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