Rhino Protection Conference – Partners

About the CSIR: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established in 1945 and is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa.Based in many parts of South Africa, the main Campus is situated in Pretoria.The CSIR boasts 2 621 staff of which 1 869 falls under science, engineering and technology.The CSIR is home to leading aeronautical research and development in South Africa on the basis of a track record of technological advances and achievements in support of force development and air power leadership built over many decades.

Combating wildlife crime remains a priority on the CSIR’s research and development agenda. Technology interventions for improved surveillance, such as the new Meerkat system, and interventions to improve collaboration, such as the technology platform, Cmore, have had a substantial impact on counter-poaching operations in South Africa. Local and international research organisations, technology developers, philanthropists, non-profit organisations and governments continue to pool their resources to stem rhino poaching.

About StopRhinoPoaching.com: Established in 2010 as a response to the escalating rhino crisis in South Africa, StopRhinoPoaching.com is actively involved in the fight against rhino poaching and has a national footprint for strategic funding of security initiatives and ranger support on the frontlines. We encourage collaborative projects with individuals and corporates, channeling their funding and support into tangible projects within selected key rhino areas and reserves.