"When it comes to helping out, I don't believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.”
Paul G. Allen, 1953 – 2018
Paul Allen’s support for conservation, and specifically for finding groundbreaking ways in which technology can assist the protection of wildlife and habitats on the ground, has been inspirational and has had very positive impacts on the effectiveness of our law enforcement efforts. He will leave a long-lasting legacy with benefits accruing to protected areas across boundaries and continents.
FZS has collaborated over a number of years with Vulcan Inc. established by Paul Allen on linking technological innovations with field conservation priorities including the Great Elephant Census of 2014/15, and the testing and continued development of software platforms (such as the Domain Awareness Systems that bring together a variety of sources of data to provide wildlife managers with real-time information to most effectively address field activities) in a number of our field sites in Africa.
FZS extends its sincere condolences to the family of Paul Allen and to our colleagues in Vulcan Inc.
About the Great Elephant Census
A total number of 352,271 elephants were counted in the 18 countries surveyed. FZS contributed to the Great Elephant Census through carrying out counting of elephants in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.