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Software helps African rangers organize more effective anti-poaching patrols

Increasingly well-funded poaching gangs, as well as the pressure of ever-growing surrounding human populations, have made protecting wildlife and nature reserves a sometimes dangerous and uncertain way to make a living.


To meet these threats with generally understaffed patrol teams, managers at several hundred protected areas globally have enlisted the free, open-source Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) to make their patrolling more strategic.


https://news.mongabay.com/wildtech/2017/10/smart-and-well-connected-reserve-patrol-data-system-adds-communications-capacity/