CyberTracker in the Media

CyberTracker has already enjoyed worldwide media coverage. To achieve our objectives, ongoing media coverage is essential.

TV coverage of CyberTracker includes: CNN (World-wide), ABC News (USA), BBC News (United Kingdom), BBC (Tomorrow's World, United Kingdom), BBC World (World-wide), Sky TV (World-wide), ITN TV, ABC News (Australia), National Geographic Today (USA), Discovery Channel Europe, Discovery Channel USA, Discovery Channel Canada, VARA, Jules Unlimited (Netherlands), Voxtours (Germany), Africa Journal (Africa-wide), 50/50 (South Africa), Science Matters (South Africa), Carte Blanche (South Africa), a Reuters TV piece shown internationally, also TV coverage in Switzerland, France, Germany and Finland.

Press coverage of CyberTracker includes: Time (International), Economist (UK), National Geographic News (World-wide), New Scientist (United Kingdom), Wired Magazine (USA), Pour la Science (France), Science et Nature (France), Geo (Germany), Eos (Netherlands), Financial Times (United Kingdom), The Times (United Kingdom), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom), USA Today, Chronicle of Philanthropy (USA), Die Woche (Germany), Computer Bild (Germany), Le Point (France), The Australian (Australia), Computerworld (USA), Communications & Networking (Canada), The National Post (Canada), Geographical (United Kingdom), Ethos (United Kingdom), Corriere Della Sera (Italy), Ecologia International (Spain), Pen Computing (USA), Palmtop-Pro Magazine (Germany), and a number of newspapers and magazines in South Africa.

The Economist: Hunter-programmes: A new device puts an old skill to work.

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theeconomist-newsWHAT really goes on in Africa's remote national parks? Though satellite imaging and aerial surveys give a rough idea of changes in animal and plant life, the most detailed data still have to be collected on foot. This is all very well for those places where skilled botanists and zoologists swarm in the undergrowth, but what about everywhere else?

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When Ebola fever struck Lossi sanctuary in eastern Congo two years ago, the zoologists who were studying the gorillas there noticed that 139 of their apes had disappeared, presumably killed by the disease. As an aside, they also recorded chimpanzees, antelopes, bush pigs and other species that were struck down, suggesting Ebola is more deadly than once thought. The toll elsewhere was unknown.

The useful extra data were collected only because the zoologists in question had a convenient system for doing so. They were testing the prototype of CyberTracker, an invention of Louis Liebenberg, a self-taught animal tracker who lives in Nordhoek, near Cape Town. CyberTracker is a hand-held device that lets users record what they see quickly and easily, and then plots maps showing exactly where the observations were made, using the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system.

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