“I don’t believe there’s a wrong time. If you have a dream that you want to realize, there’s no time like the present.”

— Bruce Watson, Group Executive, Cisco Alliance: Dimension Data

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Called a proactive approach, this networking technology tracks the movements of all humans: visitors, staff, and anyone else who steps onto the reserve grounds.

1175

rhinos

lost in 2015 alone.

24/7

surveillance

of human movement helps identify suspicious activity, protecting the rhino without disturbing its natural state of being.

0

proven cures

for treating cancer, fevers, impotence, or hangovers from rhino horns.

Protecting the world’s oldest animals with some of the world’s newest connectivity technology

There’s never been a better time to save a species.

Detail Area

South Africa

Nambia lost 80 rhinos in 2015 to poaching.

In Zimbabwe, it is reported that at least 50 rhinos were poached in 2015, more than double the previous year.

13 rhinos were poached in 2007.

1175 were poached in 2015.

Detail Area

South Africa

Detail Area

South Africa

Nambia lost 80 rhinos in 2015 to poaching.

In Zimbabwe, it is reported that at least 50 rhinos were poached in 2015, more than double the previous year.

13 rhinos were poached in 2007.

1175 were poached in 2015.

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Connected Conservation stands in the way of poachers where humans can’t

“Connected Conservation will help our children enjoy the wildlife we have enjoyed and ensure it is not destroyed for future generations.”

— Chris Dedicoat, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Cisco

The rhino species is millions of years old. Our solution protects them using the most advanced technology to date.

“With Connected Conservation, we can actually monitor the movement of people, before they attack the rhino—a key part of our African heritage. We’ve brought leading-edge technology to the reserve to deliver a positive solution—and it’s not going to stop here. The solution is ongoing and will continue to improve.”

“When we presented this challenge to our teams, our teams innovated at an incredible pace. They worked together in the fields, in the labs—they have leveraged every single piece of knowledge.”

— Bruce Watson, Group Executive, Cisco Alliance: Dimension Data

The new network is changing the lives of a species that will never even know it’s there

How do you protect some of the world’s most vulnerable animals?

By hiding in plain sight. Our strategic relationship with Dimension Data has established a secure, reliable network that operates 24 hours daily across the entire game reserve. This solution expands the potential for Connected Conservation to save additional species.

Polar bear

  • Population: 22,000 – 31,000

  • Home: Arctic Sea ice

  • Status: Vulnerable

Facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Threats include climate change, human conflicts, overharvesting, and industrial impacts.

Amur Leopard

  • Population: Approximately 60

  • Home: Amur-Heilong (northeastern China and the Russian Far East)

  • Status: Critically endangered

Culturally, ecologically, and economically important, the Amur leopard is threatened by habitat destruction and illegal poaching (hunted largely for its beautiful spotted fur).

Galapagos giant tortoise

  • Population: 15,000

  • Home: Galapagos Islands, South America

  • Status: Vulnerable

The world’s largest living tortoise is threatened by nonnative species including feral pigs, dogs, cats, rats, goats, and cattle, many of which prey on young tortoises and compete for grazing vegetation.

Indochinese Tiger

  • Population: 350

  • Home: Greater Mekong

  • Status: Endangered

Indochinese tigers directly benefit other species, including Asian elephants, Asiatic black bears, wild cattle, and many endemic deer. They are threatened by shrinking habitats; expanding human populations; and the increasing demand for traditional medicines, folk remedies, and wild meat.

Bornean orangutan

  • Population: 45,000 - 60,000

  • Home: Borneo and Sumatra

  • Status: Endangered

A flourishing pet trade has driven demand for orangutans, which play a critical role in seed dispersal, keeping forests healthy. In addition to poaching, they are threatened by unsustainable and often illegal logging, mining, and conversion of forests to agriculture.

Polar bear

  • Population: 22,000 – 31,000

  • Home: Arctic Sea ice

  • Status: Vulnerable

Facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Threats include climate change, human conflicts, overharvesting, and industrial impacts.

Amur Leopard

  • Population: Approximately 60

  • Home: Amur-Heilong (northeastern China and the Russian Far East)

  • Status: Critically endangered

Culturally, ecologically, and economically important, the Amur leopard is threatened by habitat destruction and illegal poaching (hunted largely for its beautiful spotted fur).

Galapagos giant tortoise

  • Population: 15,000

  • Home: Galapagos Islands, South America

  • Status: Vulnerable

The world’s largest living tortoise is threatened by nonnative species including feral pigs, dogs, cats, rats, goats, and cattle, many of which prey on young tortoises and compete for grazing vegetation.

Indochinese Tiger

  • Population: 350

  • Home: Greater Mekong

  • Status: Endangered

Indochinese tigers directly benefit other species, including Asian elephants, Asiatic black bears, wild cattle, and many endemic deer. They are threatened by shrinking habitats; expanding human populations; and the increasing demand for traditional medicines, folk remedies, and wild meat.

Bornean orangutan

  • Population: 45,000 - 60,000

  • Home: Borneo and Sumatra

  • Status: Endangered

A flourishing pet trade has driven demand for orangutans, which play a critical role in seed dispersal, keeping forests healthy. In addition to poaching, they are threatened by unsustainable and often illegal logging, mining, and conversion of forests to agriculture.
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