July 23, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

Rhinos To Be Fitted With Cameras On Horns To Curb Poaching

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British activists in the campaign to protect endangered species like rhinos, elephants, and tigers, have taken the fight against poaching a ‘tech-notch’ higher. They have come up with a specialized camera that can be mounted on Rhinos’ horns.

TY everyone for an amazing launch yesterday, please keep the momentum going, RT for #rhinocam! #poaching #protect pic.twitter.com/hZNc8l55Sm

— Protect (@weareprotect) July 21, 2015

The camera dubbed ‘horn-cams’ have already been tested and began transmitting POV videos from the rhinos. The camera work around the clock using a monitoring system referred to as Protect Rapid (Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device) that was developed by a non-profit conservation society, Protect. The monitoring system also includes GPS location, a heart rate monitor and now the video cameras on the animals. The system records all the real-time images being sent by the camera, the animal’s GPS locations and the animal vitals such as the heart rate. However, the animal is not under constant monitoring. It is only when its heart rate goes up and triggers an alarm from the heart rate monitor, will the camera …read more

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