What we do
50 years ago, several hundreds of thousands of rhinos roamed the African savannahs. Today, due to poaching the remaining 20,000 are living in national parks and sanctuaries, protected by rangers. In many parks, there are as many rangers as rhinos. Globally, over the last ten years, the elephant population was reduced by 30 percent and more than 1,200 rhinos per year have been slaughtered by poachers since 2012.
In Kenya, the black rhino population is facing extinction. In 1970s there were 20,000 black rhinos. Today there are only about 750. Wildlife crimes – including trafficking in elephant ivory and rhino horns – have skyrocketed, threatening the economic viability of many African countries that rely on wildlife tourism. The current situation has significant implications for Kenya’s development as about 10 percent of Kenya’s GDP is associated with the tourism industry that relies on popular wildlife attractions as elephants and rhinos.
To meet these daunting challenges, Project Ngulia develops cost effective technology and innovation to be deployed in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks as part of a holistic wildlife security and monitoring solution.