Co-authored by Carole Gridley
We are thrilled to bring you another update on the vital work that has taken place through Connected Conservation. This joint initiative between NTT Ltd. (formerly Dimension Data) and Cisco, began as an effort to conserve the rhino population in Africa through the implementation of strategic smart technology solutions.
The latest development is an extension of the solution into six conservancies in Northern Kenya, all dedicated to protecting endangered species and improving local communities. The conservancies are vast, covering over 200,000 acres of land, and containing 14% of Kenya’s rhino population. With our cutting-edge technologies, the management team on the ground monitor the conservancies and track all of the animals that call this land home, including elephants, lions, gerenuk, and giraffe, as well as over 200 rhino that are gradually rebuilding their depleted population.
Not only has this initiative allowed personnel on the ground to utilize their time and resources more effectively through secure, long-range, low-power wireless technology, but it has led to a drop in poaching and illegal trespassing. Additionally, the management team on the ground are able to leverage this smart technology to keep detailed records of animal movements and occurrences throughout the entire property without tagging the animals, a previously impossible feat.
View the new video, “Case Study: Connected Conservation and NTT Ltd. Are Creating a World Where Animals Roam Free,” to see how the Cisco and NTT Ltd. partnership has transformed the way conservation teams are helping protect animals in the conservancies and respond to unauthorized disturbances and trespassing. The technology is creating safe havens for the animals while enabling safer communities for the locals and providing new employment opportunities.
Connected Conservation mirrors the dedication to innovation we deliver our clients and is a shining example of how we disrupt and define The Art of Possible. We hope that this video provides an authentic glance into exactly how we’ve chosen to go “all in” to create a safer, more prosperous, and sustainable world for future generations.
When we work together, we are truly capable of building a future that is better and brighter for all.
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To learn more about the NTT-Cisco partnership, click here.
Connected Conservation and the rhino initiative has been one of my favorite CSR initiatives to track. I was wondering if and when it would scale beyond the original private reserve – thank you for sharing and for your work!
thanks Bren. we appreciate your support and passion
Thank you for everything you are doing for conservation, saving such beautiful animals and “Bush”!
Thank you Erica
This project has always made me so proud of Cisco. Hope this technology is implemented in India also. Please keep the updates coming…
LOVE LOVE LOVE Connected Conservation at CISCO!!! Proactive Solutions! Love the work that we are doing to help our precious wildlife. Thank you for the article and the video….Fabulous!
Thank you Julie!
This is fantastic!
Thank you for all that you are doing, keeping us updated and staying in this fight! Bravo!!
I am a long time wildlife warrior. I watch, I follow what is happening across Africa. Our wildlife is being decimated and in terms of the numbers of people trying to combat this issue, the numbers are still extremely low. We need to elevate this cause like we elevate everything else. Imagine a world with no wildlife whatsoever because that is where we are headed. Rhinos, elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes … the list is of endangered wildlife is quickly growing. The brave warriors in Africa fighting to save these magnificent animals are constantly under attack. Please, please, please do what you can to get involved – we MUST protect our wildlife.
Sher, we share the same interests and passion. Thanks for your note
Thank you for leading this initiative. It’s amazing and I’m proud to say I work for Cisco.
This is just so amazing. Are there any ways broader Cisco employees can participate in this venture.
Thank you for your note. Please contact Ian Robertson on my team to discuss your particular interest and we will work together to find a way
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