Black Creek Labs is working to ensure vital equipment makes it to anti-poaching rangers in Zambia, the last line of defense for a declining population of elephants.
Poaching is the single most important wildlife conservation problem in Zambia. In 1975 there were 8000 black rhinos in the Luangwa Valley; today, they are extinct. Highly sought after for their horns, which although of no real use whatsoever, are more valuable than gold, White and Black Rhinos have been slaughtered by poachers almost to the point of extinction.
Zambia’s elephant population is suffering a similar fate. The ivory trade and accelerating loss of habitat have put African elephant populations at risk.