With less than 20 000 white rhinos left in Africa and less than 500 Sumatran rhinos left in Asia, something drastic needs to be done to put an end to poaching. According to saverhino.org large-scale poaching of the now critically endangered black rhino resulted in a dramatic 96% decline from 65,000 individuals in 1970 to just 2,300 in 1993. Thanks to the persistent efforts of conservation programmes across Africa black rhino numbers have risen since the early 1990s to a current population of between 5,042 and 5,455 individuals.
To fight rhino poaching and create awareness of this problem Gautrain has teamed up with application developers Dondoo Studios to create the SafarEye application for iOs and Android.
Explore this mind-blowing augmented reality application to experience rhinos in the Gautrain Station. The application is activated after entering the Gautrain platforms. To use this, simply download and launch the SafarEye app, follow the easy instructions, then hold the device in front of you to frame the marker (image) on the screen. With SafarEye you can pose for selfies with modulated rhinos and share the snaps with friends and family over social media.
Take photos of friends and family with the rhinos and share them to your favorite social media platforms.
The application also urges people to make donations to RAGE (Rhino Action Group Effort), to help save and protect the rhino. It is an initiative to preserve the species and prevent them from going the way of the dodo.
Here is a link to the Android version of SafarEye.
By Shawn Greyling
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