High-tech helps Madikwe keep poachers in check


Further proof high-tech is the way forward to combatting rhino poaching comes from Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province.

The reserve is, by way of a multi-pronged partnership, countering rhino poaching and boosting the success of its rewilding techniques for this Big Five species.

A five-way technical collaboration has since 2021 seen the convergence of ground-based tools and satellite technology lead to 16 suspected rhino poaching arrests. Additionally, information provided by the high-tech solution helps in management and restoration of the reserve’s 750 sq km wilderness.

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