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 customers to activate EarthRanger in support of enhanced protected area management.


Early Customers
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.
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.
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. We currently manage 15 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering 10.5 million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.

An early collaborator with Vulcan, African Parks uses EarthRanger in many 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.
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 an 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 EarthRanger user community success overall.
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.
 
Microsoft
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Microsoft

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.
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 Six
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Kinetic Six

Kinetic Six is a UK technology company that has been providing dynamic, innovative and secure communications solutions to conservation organizations, governments and NGOs since 2012. Kinetic Six has over 20 project sites across Africa where it delivers sector leading solutions.

Kinetic Six’s vision is to provide Communication for Conservation (C4C) and technology capabilities conservationists need to succeed, delivered in partnership with the world’s leading technology companies.

Vulcan EarthRanger is critical to Kinetic Six clients operations across Africa, allowing a complete command picture for intelligence led counter poaching operations and supporting both the rangers on the front line and the management team utilizing the EarthRanger system in Kinetic Six Joint Operations Command Centres.
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. Led 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.
Wildlife Protection Solutions
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.