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.
Our first phase of test for the GUARDIAN system and IOT chip was done in the South of France mid-june. It was a great success, our next step is testing it in the field in South Africa later this year.
April 10th 2021
Mr Alain Delon became an Honorary member of The Albanu Foundation. For years, he has worn an elephant hair bracelet on his wrist that he never takes off. Through a report retracing his life, he explains his attachment to this “lucky charm” bracelet and these gentle giants synonymous with wisdom.