Experienced Writer and Social Entrepreneur in East and Central Africa. Mike is now focused on establishing a voice in the US and Canadian spheres to promote his literary and journalistic work and fundraising for the Elephant Survival Organization UAV anti poaching surveillance service in Tanzanian parks and reserves. This is an innovative project which draws on Mike’s breadth of experience. Mike also hopes to join forces with like minded NGO’s to advance the agenda.
UAV Anti Poaching Surveillance Service
ESO UAV ANTI POACHING
Survival Organization has successfully created relationships through the
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) that will integrate ESO’s anti
poaching plan with the rest of the National Anti Poaching strategy. TPSF’s
Private Sector Anti Poaching Initiative transforms required authorizations to
partnership status with the key players, the Ministry of Natural Resources and
Tourism, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority and the Tanzania Peoples Defense
Forces and other security organs.
The Super Bat DA 50 is a 2.6 m drone
built in the U.S. by Martin UAV: It has an 8hr+ endurance, 30km+ range and a
cloud Cap TASE200 EO/IR gimbaled camera capable of detecting humans at
distances required by the model.
Concept:BHR and ESO have been
working since 2014 to finalize the equipment and concept to do this job right.
We have tested three aircraft and refined the operational concept to ensure it
is suitable both to the landscape and the institutional environment. This is a
scalable proposition based on the recruitment and training of African operators
designed to roll out across Tanzania and effected African countries. The Proof
of Concept will be the first full deployment of the plan.
Elephant Survival Organization is
fundraising to launch the UAV Anti Poaching plan and the Proof of Concept
exercise. We have a $150,000 matching funds conditional offer and are looking
for approximately $500,000 for the Super Bat DA 50 and the operational costs of
the six month proof of concept operation. Funding will also be required for
preparatory phase in which considerable interaction and lobbying will be
expected to take place. An office would be opened in Arusha Tanzania or another
candidate country if it was so agreed while these discussions are carried
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