Louis Liebenberg

1998 Laureate, Applied Technology
South Africa, Born 1960

info@cybertracker.co.za

Project Goal

Monitor the environment with a handheld computer to protect our ecosystems

Location: South Africa

"The objective of environmental monitoring is…to alert us if and when human actions are having a negative impact on nature."

CyberTracker, the brainchild of 1998 Laureate Louis Liebenberg, is a handheld device originally developed to modernize the ancient skill of tracking. While it has proven highly successful for its original purpose, Louis has discovered that its software has revolutionary potential to reduce some of the negative impacts of climate change; CyberTracker technology can monitor, predict and help prevent irreversible damage to our ecosystems.

30,000

downloads of the CyberTracker software

700

independent projects that use CyberTracker

80-90%

drop in the primate population in some areas of the Republic of Congo, detected with CyberTracker

75

countries where CyberTracker is being used

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