FUTURE-WISE MOBILITY FOR CONSERVATION: Game guards need to be on constant patrol and have to cover large areas, mainly by foot, to move as silently and efficiently through the wild environment as possible. E-bikes provide a sustainable, fast, silent and cost-effective solution, which helps to ease the physical burden of patrolling by foot and significantly increases the area that can be covered. The addition of solar recharge provide guards with emission-free mobility even in the remotest area.
Illegal poaching in Namibia is a growing concern. Anti-Poaching Units work hard to protect the environment and fight off poachers. "But it's hard work", says Edward Mwaulika, who covers 30km a day on sandy tracks. In his case, it used to be, before he got his new bicycle, which is electric and solar powered. Now patrolling the Salambala Conservancy by e-bike, Edward covered 5200km within 10 months. The Conservancy is the first to use E-Bikes as a effective and efficient form of mobility.
The project aims to make more E-Bikes available for the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in northern Namibia and supply them with a tested, adequate, effective and efficient form of mobility. Game Guards can cover larger areas and move silently through the rugged environment to detect suspicious activities. A solar recharge station supports the E-Bikes with electricity, also in off grid areas, for no extra costs and zero environmental pollution.
Protecting wildlife from illegal poaching. As a pioneering project for rural Africa, it leads the way to a sustainable form of mobility and showcases the suitability of E-Bikes for wildlife protection. This project is another milestone on the way to make electric mobility available for a broader community, replacing expensive and polluting cars. It will assits 6 Community Game Guards in protecting their environment and its natural inhabitants.