African nature reserve uses AI to catch poachers

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The wildebeest, hippos, gazelles and warthogs of Southern Kenya have a little less to worry about. Wildlife advocates began testing an advanced system this spring to better identify and apprehend poachers. They say the technology has led to dozens of arrests that wouldn't have happened otherwise. Brian Heath, chief executive of the Mara Conservancy in Kenya, believes expanding the use of the technology throughout Africa could significantly improve anti-poaching efforts. "Our rangers now feel completely disadvantaged and blind without it," Heath said.