It’s called Wildlife Watch, and it’s one of the programs Samsung participates in that aims to protect animals from poaching in South Africa. In partnership with Africaam and the Black Mamba anti-poaching unit, the technology giant will launch the Galaxy S21 Ultra service and the new S23 Ultra devices to follow wildlife in… Baloli Nature Reserve, part of the Kruger National Park, is open 24/7.
The program, which was launched in 2021, uses Samsung technology as a live “monitoring system”, allowing anyone to monitor the diverse plants and wildlife that live in this part of the savannah in South Africa. According to the slogan, the pilot project has made it possible to keep one of the distinctive and endangered species of the region, the African rhinoceros, under surveillance and safe, thanks to virtual rangers, who ensure this work in conjunction with Samsung technology.
In the new phase of the project, the latest devices feature “an improved camera system and redesigned night photography capabilities, along with a 200-megapixel Adaptive Pixel sensor and a telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom, allowing, in the case of the Samsung Galazy S23, live photography day and night.”
The Galaxy SmartTag was also highlighted in this security programme, as it improves the safety of guards, facilitating coordination and locating of teams patrolling the entire area. Using SmartThings Find, Black Mamba headquarters will monitor the location of individuals within the reserve.
For those living near Kruger Park, Samsung, in partnership with Black Mambas, has created ‘The Samsung Bush Babies Animal Insights’, a bespoke program created for younger generations to educate them about the importance of wildlife.
This year, there is also the possibility for everyone to become a virtual ranger, through Take the Watch, a website that allows you to monitor – through different camera views – and report if an animal in danger or a sign of poaching is detected. This procedure allows anyone to observe, in real time, animals living from their homes, such as elephants, lions and even giraffes in their natural habitat.
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