Botswana, October 2023 – Limpopo-Lipadi, a shareholder-owned wildlife and wilderness Reserve located on the banks of the Limpopo River in the Tuli Block, Botswana, has invited the Smart Parks team to help with the enhancement of security on the wildlife roaming the area. The resent arrival of translocated southern white rhinoceros has been a key motivator for this project.
The Reserve consists of 20,500 hectares of biodiverse landscape, with abundant natural flora and fauna, and includes 14 kilometres of river frontage. Over 300 species of birds and most of the iconic species of Southern African wildlife can be found here, including several endangered and threatened species such as elephant, leopard, southern white rhinoceros, African wild dog and brown hyena.
The Smart Parks deployment consist of a LoRaWAN® network covering the whole area, feeding data into a fresh EarthRanger application. Initially the solution will be used to actively monitor the rhinoceros using the advanced RhinoEdge Puck 50 devices, vehicle and ranger tracking using the RangerEdge devices, electric fence monitoring using the FenceEdge devices and enhancing security on traffic on the main road crossing the reserve.