How the IoT Is Helping Our Environment— Anti-Poaching Smart Device

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Nancy   2018/01/11

The Rainforest Connection commonweal organization uses the same techniques mentioned above to collect sounds related to illegal poaching. They listen to the sounds of setting trap, gun and vehicle in key wildlife sanctuaries.

Wildlife conservation organization has installed motion-sensing cameras in a wide range of natural areas that hard to monitor. These cameras successfully identified rare species and discovered the prevalence of illegal hunting and poaching.

The RAPID (Real-Time Anti-Poaching Smart Device) project is equipped with three networked devices for African rhinos: cameras, heart rate monitors and GPS trackers. The combination of these devices means that wildlife conservationists can receive alerts, track the whereabouts of animals and get access the video of poachers when an animal is in distress.

In Spain, the Iberian lynx is the world’s most endangered cat: in 2002, there are fewer than 100 of them in existence. However, thanks to the efforts of organizations like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), there are more than 300 now. Very few people have ever seen an Iberian lynx, but conservationists have the ability to monitor and even name every single lynx due to radio collars and camera traps. These GPS trackers can help prevent poaching and track the travel patterns of these mysterious cats.

All of these strategies help conservationists hit illegal poaching, which is crucial for the biodiversity and the conservation of natural ecosystem.

We are familiar with IoT applications for improving energy efficiency, but know little about how the IoT helps prevent poaching, deforestation and biodiversity reduction. However, to be sure, the IoT will bring benefit to environment in more ways such as from energy conservation to wildlife conservation and more.

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