MTN solution set to change face of conservation

September 19, 2017 6:53 am0 comments

rhino techFrom DION HENRICK in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN  – MTN is set to roll out its project aimed at curbing incessant poaching of rhino beyond South Africa.
Executives hailed the impact of the project piloted Welgevonden Game Reserve project in the northern Limpopo Province.
The initial planning began 23 months ago, and currently MTN’s Connected Wildlife Solution is said to be providing hope and tipping the scales in favour of endangered species like rhinos and those working hard to save them.
“We plan to expand this to many more reserves and also to assist in other countries around the world,” said Mariana Kruger, General Manager for ICT Solutions at MTN Business.
“Urgent action is needed now – by combining forces we can really make a difference and protect our world for those that will be living here long after we are gone.”
Kruger said for the 38 000 hectare rugged and hilly reserve with no cell coverage, the Connected Wildlife Solution is ground-breaking.
She was speaking ahead of the Gartner/ ITXpo underway until Thursday in Cape Town.
Kruger will be discussing the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on conservation in Africa.
An average of 1,4 rhinos are poached in South Africa daily.


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