Cameras embedded in rhino horns to fight poaching



Researchers developed an anti-poaching system for Rhinos that integrates a camera embedded in the rhino's horn with a GPS and heart rate monitors that switch on the camera and guide authorities to the animal's location.

"Currently a rhino is butchered every six hours in Africa…" says Paul O'Donoghue, chief scientific officer for Protect, the UK-based conservation and animal welfare nonprofit. "With this device, the heart rate monitor triggers the alarm the instant a poaching event occurs, pinpointing the location within a few metres so that rangers can be on the scene via helicopter or truck within minutes, leaving poachers no time to harvest the valuable parts of an animal or make good an escape. You can't outrun a helicopter…"

More info from Protect.

"Rhino horn camera aims to stop poachers" (CNET)