It unfortunately won’t come as a surprise to learn that the African elephant population is rapidly declining. Poachers have successfully eradicated nearly64%of the elephants in Central Africa, and roughly 100,000 in total over the span of 3 years.
Elephants aren’t the only ones being decimated either. The rhino population has seen just as much devastation due to the ever-growing illegal ivory trade that currently runs rampant throughout the continent. Thanks to drone technology, however, the poachers now face a predator of their own. Mathematical algorithms.
There’s no doubt that poachers will continue to do whatever it takes to kill off these majestic creatures in the name of profit, but it seems like for the first time in history they no longer have the upper hand. We’d love to know what you think about poachers and this new way of combatting them.