Interview with Kurt Steiner

As most of you certainly know informing people about the terrible crimes related to poaching in many African countries is an important subject for us at Trouver Services Ltd. in order to help prevent the extinction of some of African's iconic species like Rhinos and Elephants.

 

Kurt Steiner, a friend of ours, is currently working in Tanzania as an anti-poaching specialist and since so we thought it might be interesting for many people to know a bit more about the daily work and efforts that are taken to stop poaching. The interview is part of our magazine which will from now on regularly appear as a special to our newsletter. You can subscribe in the right colum or simply send us a mail and we will add you to it.

 

For those who are not subscribed you will find the interview as pictures just below this post. Feel free to comment about the interview and if you want a message to be passed onto Kurt and his crew (like he suggests during the interview) we will gladly do so.

 

We can't wait for the discussion it will hopefully start and wish everybody a wonderful sunday.

 

Romain

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    NJOKE T.Christopher (Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:42)

    Excellent work you are doing.

  • #2

    NJOKE T.Christopher (Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:38)

    May I inquire whether Kurt Steiner has ever had the opportunity to work in Cameroon. This is because Cameroon experienced the worst elephant massacre last year in on of its border national parks, that is the Bouba Ndjida National Park that lies between Cameroon and Chad Republic, where over 200 elephants were slaughtered by an internationally master-minded operation.
    The Government of Cameroon has been having sleepless nights since then.
    Kindly contact me so that we meet the national authorities incharge of wildlife.
    In addition to being a Tour Operator(Cameroon Experiential Travel and Adventure Centre) I manage a nature conservation NGO.

  • #3

    Trouver Services Ltd (Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:33)

    Thank you very much for your compliment Christopher, we always try to inform people about poaching and what is related as unfortunately the international media successfully neglects it for most of the time.

  • #4

    Steve R.L.Stevens (Tuesday, 07 October 2014 21:26)

    we have an interesting software for our Drones ....is the best result for anti-poaching. Use a civil drone and save your guys live...look ahead what is happening up to 8 km ahead...
    bst rgds / Steve ( "Affinité RDCongo")

  • #5

    Kurt Steiner (Wednesday, 08 October 2014 05:47)

    Hi Christopher, thanks for your comment. A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to assist with the protection plan for Nouabale Ndoki NP, and the Dzanga Sangha Special Reserve, encompassing Congo, Cameroon, and C.A.R. It was some of the densest jungle I have ever encountered and it was amazing to meet the dedicated people that work in such difficult conditions every day.

  • #6

    Trouver Services Ltd (Wednesday, 08 October 2014 19:06)

    Hey Steve, if I remember well the South Africans were using drones too but it was banned because it violates personal rights and privacy issues, I remember wondering whose privacy?

  • #7

    Kurt Steiner (Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:29)

    Hi guys - different nations have been reacting to drones, or UAS, differently. In SA the concern seems to be that there isn't effective legislature to cover privacy concerns, for example; a person can be theoretically arrested and charged if he climbs into your backyard and starts to film what he sees through your bed room window, but if he uses a quad-copter to do it (such as some paparazzi have done) the law is less clear. In the west the concern is the ready availability of hard-to-detect craft with no restrictions; there have already a couple of safety incidents around airfields. If you combine that with a kilo of C4 you can start to see their concern. The solution seems to be the same as with other potential dangerous tools - licensing systems that a genuine user can easily apply for.

  • #8

    Trouver Services Ltd (Friday, 14 November 2014 19:22)

    Could cameras be a solution or more cameras, in Europe many places have been secured by setting up cameras everywhere. I know it is difficult and more costy in Africa but unfortunately the rise of poaching requires extreme measures!


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