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NDEMO: Tackling poaching with Internet of Things

How #IoT technology is being used in Africa to help tackle poaching:  via @BD_Africa #IBMIoT

  • Tackling poaching with Internet of Things – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 22:00 – – By BITANGE NDEMO – – – – – – Poaching may change if the deployment of IBM’s Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa to protect the African rhino succeeds.
  • That may change if the deployment of IBM’s Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa to protect the African rhino succeeds.On September 19 2017, MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider in partnership with Wageningen University of the Netherlands and Prodapt, a technology provider, joined hands to pilot IBM’s IoT technology….
  • The solution is meant to predict threats and combat the poaching of endangered rhinos at Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa.
  • Wide scale use of IoT especially in agriculture will solve another bigger problem that threatens both the rhino and the elephant – the human wildlife conflict – as a result of declining land resources.
  • There is great hope that the predictive capability of IoT application in game reserves would work owing to the fact that laboratory research studies at Wageningen University proved to be positive.

Poaching is one of Africa’s greatest menaces.

Tackling poaching with Internet of Things

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 22:00

By BITANGE NDEMO

Poaching may change if the deployment of IBM’s Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa to protect the African rhino succeeds. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Poaching is one of Africa’s greatest menaces. It threatens to decimate some of the iconic animals on the continent, including the rhino and the elephant. That may change if the deployment of IBM’s Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa to protect the African rhino succeeds.On September 19 2017, MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider in partnership with Wageningen University of the Netherlands and Prodapt, a technology provider, joined hands to pilot IBM’s IoT technology. The solution is meant to predict threats and combat the poaching of endangered rhinos at Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa. They hope to expand the solution to other game reserves in the region.Eric Brown, in his September 2016 Linux.com article titled ‘‘Who Needs the Internet of Things?’’, defines IoT as “the network of physical devices, vehicles, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.” The technology, therefore, will enable authorities to understand the threats and deal with them before the poachers can harm the…

NDEMO: Tackling poaching with Internet of Things