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Postcode Meerkat - watching over Kruger National Park Poachers Article taken from country life: https://www.countrylife.co.za/wildlife-2/postcode- meerkat-watching-kruger-national-park 17 March 2017 The Kruger National Park launched a wide area surveillance system, known as Postcode Meerkat, earlier in the year. South African National Parks (SANParks), Peace Parks Foundation and South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have partnered to research, develop and manufacture this innovative system. The Postcode Meerkat comprises a suite of radar and electro-optic sensors that will detect, classify, monitor and track humans moving in the park over a wide area. In addition, this system was designed to be mobile so that it could be rapidly deployed to prevent poaching crisis zones from developing. Check out a short video of Postcode Meerkat in action below. 5 things you should know about Kruger’s Postcode Meerkat Article taken from Low velder: https://lowvelder.co.za/381067/5-things-know-krugers- postcode-meerkat/ 30 March 2017 The Wide Area Surveillance System in the Kruger National Park is proving to be exactly the gamechanger the anti-poaching team needed. SKUKUZA – T he Kruger National Park (KNP) is striking back at wildlife crime with a new project making the reserve safer. On 28 March 13 poachers were arrested in 24 hours. Much of this success can be ascribed to the new gamechanger in the KNP, the WASS. The initiative is a new set of eyes in the sky that identifies poachers and their movements. Mr Nicholis Funda, head of the KNP anti-poaching 2017 September 17