Our Partners

From the beginning, partners have been a crucial part of EarthRanger. From conception to feature development to deployment management and user support, partners have and continue to enable users to activate EarthRanger in support of enhanced protected area management.


Early Users
Frankfurt Zoological Society
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Frankfurt Zoological Society

Frankfurt Zoological Society is an international conservation organisation based in Frankfurt in Germany. Founded by Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, FZS is committed to preserving wildlands and biological diversity in the last remaining wilderness areas on the planet.

Over the past several years, FZS has worked with Vulcan and other partners to help create EarthRanger to meet the needs of protected area managers. FZS has deployed EarthRanger in several of the protected areas in which they operate. 
Grumeti Fund
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Grumeti Fund

The Grumeti Fund’s mission is to contribute to the conservation of the Serengeti ecosystem, its natural landscape and its wildlife. We partner with local communities and other stakeholders to build capacity and thereby help them to realize their development aspirations. We believe that this will help to create a world in which people and wildlife live together sustainably, forever.

Grumeti Fund is a thought-leader in conservation operations and has worked very closely with Vulcan to help develop nearly all aspects of the EarthRanger solution.
Mara Elephant Project
Mara Elephant Project
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Mara Elephant Project

Mara Elephant Project (MEP) was established in 2011 with the mission of protecting elephants to conserve the Maasai Mara ecosystem, an extension of the vast Serengeti ecosystem and Kenya’s most important wildlife area. MEP fills a gap in protecting elephants outside of conservancies and protected areas in the Mara ecosystem through anti-poaching patrols and rapid response units, elephant collaring, monitoring and research and human-elephant conflict mitigation. Driven by MEP Director of Research and Conservation Dr. Jake Wall, MEP is data-driven and focused on applied research aimed at enhancing the protection of elephants and the habitat upon which they depend. All of MEP’s data sets are input into EarthRanger, which streamlines the data collection process for useful and secure analysis. Applied conservation research on elephants, especially when combined with data from other wildlife, will help MEP to inform future spatial ecosystem plans that protect the Mara’s ecosystem functioning and biodiversity.
Founding Partners
African Parks
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African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. They currently manage 16 national parks and protected areas in 10 countries, covering over 12 million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

An early collaborator with Vulcan, African Parks uses EarthRanger in most of the protected areas it manages.
Lewa Wildlife
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Lewa Wildlife

Peace, security and conservation in northern Kenya are inextricably linked and maintaining the highest levels of operations for Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy will always remain a top priority.

Benefitting from a close working relationship with Vulcan and using Earth Ranger technology, NRT and Lewa, run a joint operations command centre (JOCC) that enables their patrolling teams to share critical information with the Kenya Police and Kenya Wildlife Service on wildlife poaching and livestock theft, and other illegal activities happening across the landscape.

By having access to the latest technologies available, the two organisations are able to adhere to their guiding philosophy that communities should be at the core of conservation and wildlife protection and this can only happen if peace, security, the improvement of livelihoods for the communities in the areas are maintained.
NRT
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NRT

Peace, security and conservation in northern Kenya are inextricably linked and maintaining the highest levels of operations for Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy will always remain a top priority.

Benefitting from a close working relationship with Vulcan and using Earth Ranger technology, NRT and Lewa, run a joint operations command centre (JOCC) that enables their patrolling teams to share critical information with the Kenya Police and Kenya Wildlife Service on wildlife poaching and livestock theft, and other illegal activities happening across the landscape.

By having access to the latest technologies available, the two organisations are able to adhere to their guiding philosophy that communities should be at the core of conservation and wildlife protection and this can only happen if peace, security, the improvement of livelihoods for the communities in the areas are maintained.
Save the Elephants
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Save the Elephants

Save the Elephants (STE) works to secure a future for elephants. Specializing in elephant research, STE provides scientific insights into elephant behavior, intelligence, and long-distance movements and applies them to the challenges of elephant survival and harmonious coexistence with humans.
 
A pioneer in high-tech elephant tracking, STE's early real-time monitoring systems formed a cornerstone of EarthRanger at its inception. STE has since helped develop and promote the platform, including the co-development of a specialised animal tracking visualisation app, the Save the Elephants Tracking App, powered by Vulcan.
SMART Partnership
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SMART Partnership

The SMART Partnership is a coalition of conservation organizations committed to improving effectiveness of protected areas management by empowering protected areas practitioners with the technology, services and skills to make better use of existing resources. SMART has grown to become a global leader in protected area management solutions, offering a suite of powerful tools and services, and the integration with EarthRanger will be a significant enhancement to SMART’s real-time capabilities. As a founding partner of EarthRanger, SMART is excited about the potential impact this collaboration can have on conservation outcomes globally.
Wildlife Conservation Society
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Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. Its goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity. With programs in nearly 60 countries and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, WCS brings a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise that has driven its conservation success for over a century.

WCS has been a key partner from EarthRanger's beginning, helping to advise on the technology's development and working to promote the EarthRanger user community's overall success.
Technology Partners
Connected Conservation
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Connected Conservation

With a shared passion for protecting wildlife heritage through technology, Dimension Data, owned by NTT, and Cisco launched Connected Conservation in 2015. The goal was to help protect and stop the poaching of rhinos using a unique, proactive technology solution, starting with a pilot program in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The solution tracks and monitors the movement of people, creating a safe haven and leaving the animals to roam freely.

In 2018, due to the success of the pilot project, Dimension Data and Cisco announced the expansion into more regions in Africa, to protect more species of animals, across Zambia, Mozambique and Kenya.

Connected Conservation is a critical EarthRanger partner helping customers enhance hardware and connectivity capacity.
 
CyberTracker
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CyberTracker

CyberTracker is a smartphone-based event and sighting geospatial logger with a simple-to-use interface.  Forms can be customized, including using large icons, designed to be used by semi-literate field staff. CyberTracker enables your in-field personnel to enter data directly into EarthRanger.  Information such as key species sightings, snare locations, poaching incidents, arrests, and more are easily captured, then automatically uploaded into EarthRanger.
Esri
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Esri

Esri ArcGIS for Protected Area Management provides a broadly adopted geospatial platform of configurable applications for supporting diverse protected area management workflows across ecology, outreach and infrastructure management. In addition, Esri has proven geoprocessing and analysis capabilities with ArcGIS: tracking broader environmental changes and community impact as part of conservation programs. 

Esri and Vulcan Inc. share a common vision: using technology to address many of the challenges in conservation. By working together and creating interoperability and workflows between Esri’s ArcGIS system and Vulcan’s EarthRanger solution, we believe we can better serve the global conservation community and conservation area managers.

 

Kinetic Six
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Kinetic Six

Kinetic Six’s vision is to deliver Tier 1 standard solutions, support and training to conservation, utilising engineering, operational skill and knowledge obtained through service in multiple Special Forces organisations.
Mapbox
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Mapbox

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create. We craft beautiful maps and developer-friendly location data, APIs, and SDKs so that you’re free to focus on designing, building, and developing your application.

The Mapbox Community team supports individuals and organizations using location tools for positive impact, providing partners with specialized technical mentorship, skilled volunteer time, and donated products. We're honored to power EarthRanger's maps - online and on the ground.

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Microsoft

Semantic AI
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Semantic AI

The “AI” in Semantic AI stands for augmented intelligence. Augmented intelligence represents our goal to enhance human intelligence rather than replace it. Semantic AI pioneered the commercial use of semantic graph-based analytics in 2001. After 2 decades helping national security services make life and death decisions, the company has continued to expand its data platform offerings leveraging best in class AI-powered analytics. The solutions stitch together all data sources – showing who, what, when, where, how and why they are connected. With the super-human ability to harness vast data ecosystems, hidden context is revealed that allows businesses, governments, NGOs and foundations to seize opportunities and prevent threats.

Semantic-AI is used in conservation to map relationships between cell phones, vehicles, weapons and any other sources to build a picture of poaching syndicates and other illegal groups. 

The Semantic AI-EarthRanger integration automatically feeds data from EarthRanger reports into Semantic AI, where it can be used to build or strengthen relationship networks.

 

Semantic AI offers their software at a vastly reduced rate for conservationists.

 

 
Smart Parks
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Smart Parks

Since 2013, Smart Parks has been using innovative techniques for the protection of endangered species, humans, and the environment. Through the use of sensor technology and other cutting-edge technology Smart Parks continues to enhance its methods to help people, animals, and the environment.

By working closely with partners and experts who have been internationally active in wildlife protection for many years, Smart Parks is always equipped to offer support to allied organisations with an environmental mission.

Smart Parks is a key technology partner to Vulcan and the entire EarthRanger community.
Tableau
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Tableau

From connection through collaboration, Tableau is the most powerful, secure, and flexible end-to-end analytics platform for your data. Elevate people with the power of data. Designed for the individual, but scaled for the enterprise, Tableau is the only business intelligence platform that turns your data into insights that drive action.

Tableau offers their software at no charge to conservation organisations, and also offers their staff's services to build reports for EarthRanger clients.
Deployment Partners
Forgotten Parks Foundation
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Forgotten Parks Foundation

Forgotten Parks Foundation works to promote a world where national parks, biodiversity, and healthy ecosystems are valued and protected as an integral part of the lives and well-being of a global society. Forgotten Parks works in national parks and protected areas in Africa and Latin America, large wilderness areas with high levels of biodiversity, are largely unknown or forgotten, and suffer inadequate support to ensure their long-term protection.

Forgotten Parks works with EarthRanger customers to facilitate platform deployment and support long term conservation success with the help of technology.
Kinetic 6: C4C
Kinetic 6: C4C
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Kinetic 6: C4C

C4C is about using private sector and philanthropic Impact Investment to deliver a step change in the organisation, coordination and delivery of conservation across Africa and Asia.  C4C can provide the best in class communications systems and capabilities, supported with mentoring, training and our multi award winning IoT service support solution.  Through C4C, we will drive a standardised delivery of engineering and operational excellence that will set the benchmark for the future.
Southern African Wildlife College
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Southern African Wildlife College

As a centre of specialisation in conservation education, training, and skills development, SAWC's approach is rooted in science, partnerships, and applied learning.  Their Applied Learning Unit supports their efforts by facilitating monitoring, evaluation, research and application in all departments, enabling them to maintain their focus on real issues faced by students and practitioners in their work.

SAWC offers EarthRanger deployment, configuration, and support services at local rates to wildlife reserves, protected area managers and staff. EarthRanger training is also available as part of their curriculum to serve communities across Africa. This offer enables an increasing number of conservation professionals the opportunity to implement EarthRanger as part of their daily work.
Wildlife Protection Solutions
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Wildlife Protection Solutions

Wildlife Protection Solutions (WPS) uses technology to conserve endangered species and ecosystems. WPS's team of technology experts strives to enhance conservation best practices through the development and practical application of custom software, hardware, and field methods. With communications infrastructure and support services established in national parks, game reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries in a number of international locations, WPS technology helps to prevent wildlife crime before it happens, and bolster park operations for optimal natural resource protection.

WPS is a trusted deployment partner and works in multiple protected areas in the EarthRanger community.