Cikananga Wildlife Center in Indonesia increases animal protection with support from Chester Zoo and Axis Communications

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May 2, 2019
Cooperation between two wildlife centres over 7,000 miles apart facilitated by Axis Communications in its mission to innovate for a smarter, safer world.

Cikananga Wildlife Center, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and its habitat in Indonesia, has sought the support of Chester Zoo and Axis Communications to help design a state-of-the-art network security solution that will protect endangered animals from theft. The system will also instil trust in its visitors that the safety of wild animals is the center's core focus.

Endangered birds have been stolen on two separate occasions
Endangered birds have been stolen on two separate occasions

Many challenges were being faced by Cikananga Wildlife Center. Endangered birds have been stolen on two separate occasions and, due to the facility being situated within rolling hills and valleys, it was difficult to ensure total perimeter and site protection. Johanna, the project coordinator for Cikananga Wildlife Center, therefore arranged for representatives from Chester Zoo and Axis Communications to visit the site and discuss what solution could be implemented to address the facility’s challenges.

Resit Sozer, Director of Cikananga Wildlife Center, said, “We didn’t have any prior experience of network video surveillance technology and, to be honest, we were astounded by what modern surveillance can achieve; we thought these types of systems existed only in sci-fi movies. If we can implement a similar solution to that deployed at Chester Zoo, it will help us maintain and monitor the wildlife center, especially protecting endangered animals from thieves.”

It is expected that the implementation of advanced IP technology will bring benefits for both internal stakeholders and visitors to the facility. Resit Sozer continued: “It is becoming clear that we are being targeted by thieves, who are especially interested in our endangered birds. Not only will we be able to increase protection using network camera technology, but also provide a safe facility for visitors who will realise our commitment to ensuring animal safety.”

Being able to help the wildlife center enhance animal protection aligns with Axis’ core values to innovate for a smarter, safer world

Nick Platt-Higgins, Key Account Manager at Axis Communications, said “Being able to help the wildlife center enhance animal protection aligns with Axis’ core values to innovate for a smarter, safer world. We are looking forward to working with Cikananga Wildlife Center and supporting them on their journey to take their facility’s security to the next level.

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