This past year, more than ever before, has placed Africa in a critical situation with surging illegal poaching rates. A negative effect on numerous wildlife protection programmes has left endangered animals increasingly vulnerable. With an overarching purpose to protect wild places, the Frontier Collective works with partners and beneficiaries across Africa to support vital conservation initiatives. A unique combination of niche skills and local experience amongst the Frontier team enables a powerful understanding of the people and varying environments across the continent.
Despite Africa hosting over 7,000 protected areas, not all are as effective as they seem. Connectivity and reliability describe the paramount factors affecting the use of technology in these remote regions where power is unreliable. Undulating terrain in the operating environments can interfere with signals, further establishing technology as expensive and, at times, impractical.