SOURCE: Rocky Mountain Tracking

Rocky Mountain Tracking

May 14, 2013 07:00 ET

RMT's GPS Tracking Tools Used to Help Monitor Anti-Poaching Patrols in Zimbabwe

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc., located in Northern Colorado, is sending its GPS tracking devices overseas to Zimbabwe to help monitor anti-poaching patrols.

"I am always excited about reaching new markets, especially a new opportunity in Africa," said Tom Baranowski, RMT general manager. "We have seen GPS devices used in many unique ways, but this use, which ultimately helps protect endangered wildlife, is especially pleasing."

These GPS tracking devices will be used to effectively monitor game scouts and their movements at Howick Farms, a family-owned farming operation, specializing in soya beans, tobacco and game, located near the town of Rusape in Manicaland, Zimbabwe. The farmland reserved for animal use is quite remote and mountainous, which makes anti-poaching patrols most effective when conducted on foot.

The personal tracking devices are meant to locate patterns and to track game scouts as they move throughout these isolated areas. These devices will track where scouts travel and how often they are moving.

RMT has never participated in a partnership such as this, and is excited to see their tools being utilized in unexpected ways.

"The RMT team and I are thrilled to have played a role in seeing this project come to a successful conclusion," Baranowski said. "We expect to uncover additional unique uses for our GPS products in the future, but few will as gratifying as this one."

Poaching is a serious epidemic affecting Africa, especially South Africa and appears to be spreading to the neighboring country of Zimbabwe. According to Caroline Washaya-Moyo, spokeswoman for Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, last year Zimbabwe lost about three percent of its rhino population due to poachers (timeslive.co.za).

Rocky Mountain Tracking provides GPS tracking systems and services for consumers and businesses to track people, vehicles, assets and more. They can be reached via their Web site at www.rmtracking.com or by calling (888) 242-0500.

Contact Information

  • Tom Baranowski
    Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc.
    149 W. Harvard St., Suite 401
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    (888) 242-0500