Renowned DJ Peggy Gou calls on everyone to join Wildlife Watch and bring the world’s eyes back to the animals the pandemic has left overlooked
The ambitious new Wildlife Watch programme uses technology to help fight back against poaching in the African Bush.
“We all love these magnificent animals. But the harsh reality is poaching is on the rise all across Africa,” Gou explained.
“It’s amazing to think a device we use every day can help tackle such an important issue.
“The ability to become a virtual ranger and support the incredible real-life rangers battling against poaching, is really exciting.”
How it works is a great use of everyday tech. The pro-grade cameras in Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) handsets will film live footage.
This streams online 24/7 from the Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa. The nature reserve is part of the Kruger National Park.
Viewers will be closer to the work of the rangers and see the animals they protect. They will also have the opportunity to donate to support them.
Mark Notton, Senior Director Mobile, Samsung Europe enthused: “As our lives have become more virtual, the power that technology has to bring people together to do something good and for the benefit of everyone has never been clearer.
“Wildlife Watch is a truly exciting pilot. By repurposing one of our latest handsets in this way, we hope increased eyes on these incredible animals will support existing surveillance and raise awareness.
“We also hope it will bring pleasure. This is because we are letting people see and learn more about wildlife from home.”
To become a virtual ranger, check out wildlife-watch.com and help protect endangered animals from poaching by monitoring them in their natural.
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