OUR "RAISON D'ETRE"
To preserve the life of Southern African elephants (and improve their cohabitation with humans). In the long term, the foundation's objective is to protect all endangered species in Africa.
OUR ACTIONS TO PROTECT ELEPHANTS
The Albanu Foundation partnered with NGS-DRONE on a new tracking technology that will help anti-poaching units.
A new tracking technology through a secure network that will give GPS coordinate of the animal via fixed terminals and/or mobile terminals installed on drones; know as the GUARDIAN system. Developed and patented by NGS-DRONE, the GUARDIAN is a terminal linked to monitors, IOT chips, vehicles... relaying the datas live from either a fixe or a mobile terminal.
The Albanu Foundation in partnership with NGS-DRONE worked on new tracking technology, a tracking chip instead of using collars.
The IOT Chip will be put on a "tail ring" around the tail of the elephant. This chip will be linked to the GUARDIAN system on fixed and/or mobile terminals all around the reserve. It will be particularly helpful for researcher studying migration as the fixe terminal will be solar panelled and can be put all around.
After two years of planning and months to finishing up the last touches, last Tuesday we finally got the opportunity to test in real life our new tracking solution. Batsha, a male elephant followed by Elephants Alive, needed to have his collar changed. Dr Michelle Henley asked us to accompany her team and put our tail tracking unit on Batsha to finalize our testing.