A wild ride
IT projects that aim to protect at-risk species must navigate the world's most unpredictable terrain -- and side-step potential pitfalls
Wildlife conservation IT projects are saving endangered species from poachers and preserving their habitats. Project management methodologies are helping practitioners overcome challenges such as unpredictable fieldwork and equipment and unreliable infrastructure in remote locations. This article features a case study on a US$75,000 technology project sponsored by the Wildlife Protection Service (WPS) to prevent poaching at a white rhinoceros breeding ground in South Africa’s Limpopo province.