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Could this collar save poached rhinos?


A baby white rhino. Credit: flickr.com/Rosemary

Could a GPS satellite collar be the answer to South Africa's extensive poaching problem? One non-profit organisation believes so...

A British-led team from non-profit organisation Protect has developed a new anti-poaching device aimed at saving rhinos from poachers.

The Protect RAPID (Real-time Anti Poaching Intelligence Device) combines a GPS satellite collar with a heart rate monitor and a video camera.

"Broadcasting 24/7 real time information to a control centre, anti-poaching teams can be alerted and dispatched to poaching events within seconds of them taking place," the organisation said in a statement.

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