This Wildlife-Tracking Collar is Designed to Protect Kenya's Lion Population

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 30, 2015
References: kickstarter
'GRND Lab LLC' designed an open-source wildlife-tracking collar that can be used to protect Kenya's dwindling lion population. As of right now, there are only about 2,000 lions remaining in Kenya. This organization has designed an advanced tracking system that can help to protect the lions that remain.

The lion-tracking system consists of two parts, the most important of which is the wildlife-tracking collar. This device uses GPS/GSM technology to track the whereabouts of each lion. The second component of the system is open-source documentation of the data collected. Unlike other tracking technology, GRND Lab LLC relies on an open-source system. This means that both researchers and the public can access and share data in real time. As a result, it becomes faster and less expensive to track current lion populations.

Although the open-source system is not yet in place, GRND Lab LLC is currently raising funds to test out the concept.