Technology developments also help conservation

The darker spot on the dog's nose shows injury without needing intervention.

The darker spot on the dog's nose shows injury without needing intervention.

So what does technology and the bush have in common? Actually more than you think. Developments in technology are being used to fight poaching. Our recent efforts include testing FLIR thermal imaging. The Iphone attachment and accompanying app displays reflected heat instead of light. This means that even if someone if hidden in the bush or its very dark, they can still be detected.

Another use for thermal imaging is health checks. Our dogs are checked for internal injuries and recently one of our elephants was diagnosed with a growth on her trunk which we promptly treated. We are very grateful to have been sponsored with ten units which have been distributed to: Zebula Security, Umthandzo Anti-Poaching, Elephant Orphanage in Zimbabwe, members of the CPE, The Ground Hornbill Project and Local Veterinarians.