Saturday, 18 September 2021


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.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife: CyberTracker Monitoring to Fight Upsurge of Rhino Poaching

rhino-newsEzemvelo KZN Wildlife has recently embarked on the implementation of Cybertracker within its high risk protected areas. This is as a result of a very successful implementation programme within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and system developments in consultation with South African National Parks. In January 2011, members of the Cybertracker Project Team concluded the implementation of the Ezemvelo Cybertracker Test Sequence within the Masinda and Mbhuzane Sections of the Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Park in Northern KwaZulu – Natal

Imfolozi Game Reserve has been severely targeted in the recent upsurge of rhino poaching currently being experienced in KwaZulu – Natal. As such this park was identified as a high priority park requiring urgent Cybertracker implementation. Ezemvelo has purchased a number of PDA units and Phase 1 implementation includes the rest of Imfolozi Game Reserve as well as neighboring Mkhuze and Western Shores sections of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.


To date the programme has proved effective in assisting managers in monitoring and improving law enforcement effectiveness. The Cybertracker Project has now been endorsed as Ezemvelo's standard Patrol Monitoring System and linkages with organisational biological databases underway. Thus an added advantage is the automated flow of field captured biological data.


Photos courtesy of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife