Smart Parks today announced that it has joined the Lora Alliance, accelerating the use of LoRaWAN™ technology for conservation. 

Smart Parks delivers technology solutions to National Parks and game reserves for the protection of wildlife, preservation of biodiversity and improvement of park management. It was the first organisation to implant LoRaWAN-equipped sensors in endangered black rhino horns to track location and activities of the species. Being part of the LoRa Alliance now means the organization can collaborate with other members to further drive the success of the LoRaWAN protocol.

By creating private wireless networks and using sensor technology Smart Parks creates more actionable intelligence for park rangers. The social enterprise conducts the feasibility study, physically build the network (towers, gateways, placing sensors) and integrate all the data into a self-built application, making it the only company that provides the complete solution.

Co-founder Tim van Dam: “IoT-technology is changing the way of conservation on a global scale and Smart Parks is at the forefront of that development. We are the first to have multiple parks covered with IoT-networks and operational. Sharing our experience and knowledge with the LoRa Alliance will boost the use of tech to protect endangered wildlife.”


LoRa Alliance CEO and Chairwoman Donna Moore: “We’re very pleased to welcome Smart Parks into the LoRa Alliance. Having end-users as part of our ecosystem adds tremendous value as we can share learning from a wide variety of deployments to further advance the LoRaWAN standard.”

About the LoRa Alliance

The LoRa Alliance is an open, nonprofit association that has become one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector since its inception in 2015. Its members closely collaborate and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both static and mobile, and the LoRaWAN CertifiedCM program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN protocol has been deployed by major mobile network operators globally, and connectivity is available in over 100 countries, with continual expansion.

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