Real-time data visualization and analysis software for Protected Area Management
What is EarthRanger?
Vulcan EarthRanger™ is a software platform that collects information on activity in a protected area—the animals and assets being protected, the rangers protecting them, and threats or potential poaching—into a single, integrated, real-time visualized operational platform. With EarthRanger, Protected Area Management can more quickly analyze and proactively interdict poaching activity.

EarthRanger data comes from:
  • Radio systems with data transmission and GPS-tracking capabilities
  • Animal collars
  • Ranger recorded observations directly into DAS or from SMART Connect
  • Informant information
  • Spatial data
  • Sensor data from camera traps
  • Vehicle sensors
  • Drones and remote sensing images from satellites


Features & Benefits

Real time visualization that enables proactive management of potential poaching activity

  • 20+ sensors integrated and growing
  • Cloud hosted software for faster response and support capabilities—no local installations or on-the–ground IT staff required

Analysis tools allow evidence-based decision making to deter illegal activity, including poaching

  • Heat maps to identify and visualize security incident trends
  • Time Slider to playback animal, ranger and asset locations to investigate incidents further

Predictive analytics guide ranger patrols to most efficiently allocate resources and safely protect the Protected Area

  • One month patrol plan customized for each park based on historic snaring data
  • An open API for 3rd party ISVs to deploy analyzers using historic conservation data (conditions apply)

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1Pendjari

Date of deployment:
Deployment partner: African Parks

2Akagera

Date of deployment: July 31, 2017
Deployment partner: Vulcan

3Grumeti

Date of deployment: August 1, 2017
Deployment partner: Vulcan

4Mara Elephant Project

Date of deployment:
Deployment partner: Wildlife Dynamics

5Ol Pejeta

Date of deployment: February 26, 2019
Deployment partner: WPS

6Lewa Conservancy

Date of deployment: July 31, 2017
Deployment partner: Vulcan

In their own words:
"[Vulcan EarthRanger] coordinate[s] the ranger movements in a simple and visual way.”

Note: In July 2018, assisted with apprehension of armed bandits by coordinating ranger movement, controlling park entrance and exit points, and helping identify terrain features to investigate.

"The whole operation was a great success, thanks to the ability of [Vulcan EarthRanger] to coordinate the ranger movements in a simple and visual way. We couldn't have done it without [Vulcan EarthRanger]".

7Amboseli

Date of deployment: November 16, 2018
Deployment partner: Kinetic 6

8Liuwa Plain

Date of deployment:
Deployment partner: African Parks

9Bangweulu

Date of deployment: October 1, 2018
Deployment partner: African Parks

10North Luangwa

Date of deployment: July 31, 2017
Deployment partner: Vulcan

In their own words:
"Our top commanders now use [Vulcan EarthRanger] and appreciate the holistic view of trackable assets. I am able to check throughout the day, wherever I am in the world, where units are and to check movement/coverage over time. This visualization has improved everyone's holistic perspective but has also supported the adaptation and development of our evolving protection strategies."

11Nkhotakota

Date of deployment: August 23, 2018
Deployment partner: African Parks

12Niassa

Date of deployment:
Deployment partner: WPS

13Liwonde

Date of deployment: July 31, 2017
Deployment partner: Vulcan

In their own words:
"An incredibly effective tool... Easy to use, all in one system revolutionizing the way we manage the park."

Note: No loss of animals since park management started using Vulcan EarthRanger.

14Majete

Date of deployment: September 18, 2017
Deployment partner: African Parks

In their own words:
"[Vulcan EarthRanger] has significantly improved the capture and recording of key incidents and field data. This has vastly improved our spatial awareness of our assets... and has greatly enhanced the management and coordination of field operations."

15Gorongosa

Date of deployment:
Deployment partner: WPS

16Gonarezhou

Date of deployment: April 20, 2018
Deployment partner: WPS

In their own words:
"Since implementing [Vulcan EarthRanger], day to day operations have seen a big shift. The park's daily 7:00am meetings to cover incidents in the last 24 hours are much more efficient."

17Thornybush

Date of deployment: October 26, 2018
Deployment partner: WPS

18Sabi Sands

Date of deployment: December 7, 2018
Deployment partner: WPS

[EarthRanger] provides us with relevant field information that helps us to make strategic, technical law enforcement decisions in our park.
— African Parks Network Project Manager
Liwonde National Park, Malawi
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