New technologies are constantly evolving and adapting to benefit conservation in Africa.
In October 2013, Ol Pejeta rolled out a new digital radio system with GPS tracking capability for rangers. This made it possible to assess on-going field patrol activity from the headquarters, which enhanced infield supervision. The digital radio also provides:
- On screen location and distribution of teams at any given time
- Analysis of patrol coverage on Google maps by patrol teams over time which in turn assists in planning of deployments to address observed patrol gaps
- In an emergency, it provides an opportunity to send distress signal by the press of a button without having to speak
- Signal coverage and clarity is superb compared to the analogue systems
The system also allows for private text messages and calls to be sent between radios. Check out what we're doing with camera traps too!