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Thanda SafariProud to partner with Rouxcel technology Advertising, a leading conservation company specializing in advanced rhino collar technology. Revolutionary technology based on artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities make this possible Thanda SafariTo improve the protection and welfare of threatened rhino populations.
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KwaZulu-Natal/Munich, June 21, 2023: Thanda Safarithe famous Big Five Game Reserve in KwaZulu-NatalProud to partner with her Rouxcel technology Advertising, a leading conservation company specializing in advanced rhino collar technology. Revolutionary technology based on artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities make this possible Thanda SafariTo improve the protection and welfare of threatened rhino populations.
sat yet Thanda Safari Various methods, including foot collars and horn capsules, were used to monitor populations of black and white rhinos. Limitations of these methods, however, such as the use of telemetry units, which require line of sight and do not offer direct data logging or GPS functionality, require a more sophisticated solution.
newly developed AI-enabled collars Constantly observe, analyze and learn to identify the behavioral patterns of each rhino. When the collar registers “abnormal” activity that suggests attempted poaching, fighting, mating, childbirth, or illness, it triggers an immediate alert on the rangers’ phones, using GPS to determine the exact location of the incident. This state-of-the-art technology facilitates rapid response and investigation, enabling effective protection of these majestic animals.
Mariana Venter, Wildlife Operations Coordinator Thanda Safari“For security reasons, this system is crucial for us to catch poachers in action,” he said enthusiastically of the technology. “It also generates valuable data for tracking the movements of rhinos, monitoring their health and general well-being, so we can learn more about their different habitats and home ranges.” . This is especially important for the elusive black rhino. And because they prefer a thick peel, they are hard to spot, so we can experience long periods of time when they are rarely seen. “.
commitment Thanda Safari Conservation has long expanded to include sharing knowledge with other reserves and conservation projects, and encouraging collaboration with the local community. Representatives from various reserves attended the installation of AI-enabled rhino collars, confirming their role Thanda Safari as a leading company Innovative conservation initiatives.
South Africa faces an urgent problem of rhinoceros poaching, with statistics underlining the urgent need for conservation efforts. In 2022 alone, South Africa lost 448 rhinos to poaching. Use of advanced technology driven by artificial intelligence Thanda Safari It is an important step in the fight against poaching and in preserving these magnificent animals for future generations.
Thanda Safari progress An award winning safari experiencewhich features a selection of Luxury accommodationAn unusual set of wild animalsExpert-led, one-on-one safari activities Nature preserveCompatible approach and immersive cultural experiences. Safari activities invite guests to do Wildlife Conservation TeamReserve and assist the guards in the performance of their daily duties, incl Observing the Big Five and monitor the progress of rehabilitated species.
Thanda Safari He is also a founding member of Rhino KZN projectAn extensive collaboration between KwaZulu-Natal’s leading conservation authorities, provincial game reserves and government agencies, private game reserves and anti-poaching specialists.
Statistics and information on rhino poaching in South Africa are taken from International Rhino Rescue ( https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino-info/poaching-stats/) For informational purposes only.
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Thanda Safari Sustainable Luxury Reserve opened in 2004 on 14,000 hectares on the east coast of South Africa, about three hours’ drive from Durban. Bordering the Indian Ocean, KwaZulu-Natal is home to the Zulu people. Part of the reserve, the Mduna Royal Reserve, still belongs to the Zulu king today Zwelithini Goodwill kaBhekuzuluAnd This is why an important part of the Thanda Safari philosophy is the particularly close bond with the local people and the commitment to preserving their culture. Thanda Safari, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and repeatedly awarded the title of “The World’s Leading Luxury Inn”, is home not only to the famous Big Five, but also to many species of regional steppe game and over 300 different species of birds. In general, different categories are available to guests during their stay. The reserve is owned by Swedish philanthropist and entrepreneur couple Christine and Dan Olofsson and combines significant community and sustainability projects with unforgettable safari experiences, authentic encounters with local culture and special events for lovers, families and safari photography enthusiasts in the heart of the Zulu country.
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