The Automated Lion Alert System is Up and Running!

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After several field tests, we have finally rolled out our fully Automated Lion Alert System! What makes this system unique is that our colleagues at the University of Siegen created a cloud-based algorithm that can generate a series of virtual fences that send personalized messages to individuals when lions approach within 5 km of their homestead. We have already added over 100 villagers and mapping coodinates for over 30 homesteads and villages. Since our collaring effort in December, we now have 9 collared lions that trigger the alerts across the landscape. The best part is that we can adapt this system as we learn the best options from villager feedback.

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We will provide updates as the program develops, but with conflict on the rise, this system could not have come at a better time!