With automatic weapons, snares, and poison, poachers are decimating wildlife populations. They target big cats for their skins, claws, teeth and other body parts, which are sold on the illegal wildlife market. But we're fighting back. Panthera is on the front lines of the fight against poaching, and our revolutionary PoacherCam is at the heart of these crucial law enforcement efforts.
We’ve been producing wildlife monitoring devices called PantheraCams since 2008 which evolved into the groundbreaking PoacherCam with a motion-triggered detection system to instantly distinguish between people and animals—the world's first camera to do so.
With an invisible infrared flash, the PoacherCam covertly captures human activities and sends images and locations to law enforcement officials in real-time via wireless networks. This trailblazing technology enables law enforcement officials and site security experts to identify, capture and prosecute poachers, saving the lives of big cats around the world.
In 2019 we debuted the PoacherCam V7 with multiple upgrades, including:
10% smaller than the previous version, making it easier to hide in the field
updated processor for quicker image analysis
WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities that allow images to be checked and set-up remotely
Panthera is continuing its work on improving the functionality and lowering the production costs of this technology so that we can expand its use and prevent more poachers from hunting wild cats and other wildlife. Combined with ranger training that encompasses technology, analysis and response, PoacherCams have become a real game-changer in the fight against poaching.