Jean Marie Takouleu: AFRICA: Sigfox relies on Internet of Things (IoT) to protect rhinos

In response to the danger of rhino extinction in Africa, the French start-up Sigfox is developing a technology that will make it possible to geo-locate and track each animal more effectively to fight poaching.

News about rhino poaching in Africa continues unabated. The latest information comes from Zimbabwe, where seven Chinese nationals are currently on trial. They were arrested on the 23rd of December 2018 in Victoria Falls, in possession of pieces of rhino horns worth one million dollars. Although, in recent decades, the numbers of these species have been in free fall. In the 1970s, there were more than 70,000 specimens, while in the early 2000s, only 4,000 remained.

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