Ngulia is a rhino sanctuary in Kenya, home to about 80 black rhinos. Project Ngulia is a public-private partnership that aims at developing innovative cost-efficient technical solutions to assist the park rangers to monitor rhinos and combat poaching.
In our bottom-up approach, we are focusing on the important work of the park rangers. We want to make their work more efficient and safer by digitisation, to secure the information from loss, change or unauthorised access. Today, the rangers use smartphones with an app we developed together with them to report whatever they see during their patrols, and the officers can in real time see their reports and get regular activity and report summaries from the system. In the future, we want to provide the rangers with super-eyes and super-ears using modern sensor technology featuring smart algorithms from our research.