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  • Bay Area Unite Talks with Stanford University and University of California Berkeley to result in a bigger Bay Area team to address the development needs for an effective anti-poaching UAV system.
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 3:35 PM by Wildlife UAV
  • FLIR and DRS showed interest We met with both FLIR and DRS at the Photonics West Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  Both have shown great interest in sponsoring our team.  We are ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2014, 9:28 PM by Wildlife UAV
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Why You Should Support Us

Rhinos and Elephants are facing extinction in Africa as a great number of them are killed for their horns and tusks as they are worth more than gold.  Poaching has doubled since 2007 and tripled over the past 15 years and is fueled by a criminal network with ties to terrorist organizations.  Central Africa has already loss 62% of its elephants.  Kruger National Park, a popular place for tourists, has the largest rhino population in Africa with approximately 9000 white rhinos and 600 black rhinos.  It has already seen 86 rhinos killed in January, a heavy increase compare to last January.  Kruger National Park Rangers fear that their elephants will also come under attack.  Global Unmanned Systems, the Al-Kareem Foundation, and the Reserve Protection Agency has grouped together to lead a fight against poachers and challenged people around the world to compete in the development of a low cost drone solution to help rangers fight against poachers more effectively.  We volunteered to help develop this system and to represent the Bay Area and Silicon Valley in this challenge.  For our team to be successful, we need funding to help with the costs.  We would like to ask you to join us in the fight against poaching in the form of a donation.  Your donation will also help with other conservation efforts and disaster relief efforts.  We look forward to your support and thoughtfulness.  Thank you.

Help Stop Rhino Poaching

Increasing numbers of Rhinos are killed for their horns year to year.  In 2013, a record breaking 1,004 African Rhinos were poached in South Africa alone.  The amount of poaching has gotten heavier for the new year.  Help us save our Rhinos so that our children can enjoy these amazing animals as we have.