Hidden cameras monitor wildlife
There are hidden cameras and transmitters in the most remote parts of the world as part of the Instant Detect wildlife and threat monitoring system.
Low power sensors, camera traps, and acoustic sensors, are used to detect humans and wildlife and transmit by satellite technology in realtime. They are camouflaged and hidden from view, to prevent theft or vandalism. Instant Detect helps in the fight against poaching of threatened species by sending early warnings of illegal activity to wildlife rangers. Instant Detect was originally developed through the Google Impact Award.
It has safeguarded coral reefs, protected bird nests, and helped protect threatened species. Successful deployments include monitoring of an Adélie penguin colony in Antarctica, and a rare Black Rhino sanctuary in Kenya.