Namibia adopts innovative technology to curb poaching

The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Namibia has invested in innovative technology to help rangers detect poachers, officials said on Tuesday.

In an interview, Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) Chief Executive Officer Fritz Kaufmann said Namibia would deploy innovative night-vision surveillance systems to help curb poaching.

“We are taking lessons from the Kruger National Park in South Africa. They are utilizing technology which has seen poaching statistics drop,” he said.

According to Kaufmann, ISAP will soon start training rangers and owners of private farms.

“It is a drive where we are going to invite rangers, lodge and reserve owners to undergo training,” he said. “This training will happen before the end of this year.”

So far this year, Namibia has recorded 26 poaching incidents. Enditem

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