Hemmersbach Rhino Force prevents African rhinos poaching with Coolfire
Real-time team collaboration when the mission means life or death.
“Coolfire Core is mission-critical for our operations. We depend on them during life and death scenarios. Thankfully, they are there when we need them most.“
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Hemmersbach Rhino Force’s Situation:
Founded in 2016, Hemmersbach Rhino Force is a direct action conservation organization protecting one of the most endangered species on earth–the African Black Rhino. Their teams use innovative tactics and technologies to preserve rhino genes, prevent killing of rhinos, and expose and confront all other illegal activities in the bush of Southern Africa.
The Rhino Force team was dependent on a combination of radio and cellular tech to communicate. Disjointed communication channels limited the team’s advanced eyes and situational awareness capabilities.
Give Command Centers and deployed Ranger Teams share a real-time Common Operating Picture
Seamless integration to existing Ranger Team SOPs through Sessions
Efficient deployment and coordination of Ranger Teams according to real-time threats
Use of GPS tracking for deliveries from start to finish
Extendable system to support future global wildlife protection groups and eco-tourism
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Hemmersbach Rhino Force combats poaching of the African rhinoceros, one of the most endangered species on the planet. Based in South Africa and Zimbabwe where 80% of rhinos live, their armed rangers make up the strongest rhino conservation army in Southern Africa.
Rhino Force deploys military-grade technology to track poaching threats and illegal activities, preemptively warning rangers patrolling an area of almost 200,000 acres.
In recent years, poaching syndicates and gangs have become increasingly sophisticated and adopted new methods to avoid detection, like using helicopters and night vision equipment to track rhinos. This has led to record levels of poaching activity. To deter criminal activity, Rhino Force must have real-time oversight of potential security breaches to coordinate quick response with teams of rangers on the ground
Lack of situational awareness, with no way to send advance warnings or sync communication to secure large perimeters
Disparate systems and dependency on radio and cellular technology
Coordinated response with command centers and deployed rangers sharing a real-time Common Operating Picture
Seamless integration on mobile and desktop devices
Upgrading situational awareness with mission-critical information to prevent poaching
Rhino Force selected Coolfire Core’s innovative collaboration software to improve communication and to coordinate threat response efforts in the region. With Coolfire Core, Rhino Force has complete situational awareness to respond to poaching threats.
Rangers in the field can evaluate environmental conditions as they approach a response area. Command centers can track ranger locations, communicate in real time, and provide updated mission status directly into their phones. And command centers and deployed teams share a single source of truth for mission-critical information.
How Coolfire enables real-time response
With Coolfire Core, Rhino Force can access information from sensors and internal systems and communicate across teams in real time.
Teams can coordinate activity ahead of ambushes and detainment efforts.
Rangers can react quickly and make informed decisions with situational data, location, and status at their fingertips.
Command centers can track ranger locations and status in real time, improving team coordination and providing visibility into dangerous situations.
Discover more about how the Rhino Force uses Coolfire Core to identify security breaches, track targets, and coordinate response.