Piper told CNBC that the project doesn't just stop with rhinos or in Africa.
They are currently looking to expand the trials to protect other animals, such as tigers in India, elephants and potentially even lions and British birds of prey. Furthermore, Protect and HSI hope to develop solar chargers for the device, which would make the process more convenient.
"We really do visualize this technology being used on pretty much any animal that is either (at risk of) being poached or persecuted… to prevent them from further harm."
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Comedian, Ricky Gervais, is a supporter of Protect's work, saying in a statement that what poachers do to animals is "barbaric" and this technology gives species a "fighting chance."
"We finally have the technology to catch these people red handed, and if they know that then they'll think twice before killing another beautiful rhino."
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Other organizations have taken radical measures to combat poaching previously.
In 2013, news emerged that the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, in South Africa was injecting non-lethal parasiticides and pink dye into rhino's horns, so if people tried ingesting the powdered horn substance they'd become ill and the horn's value itself would be worthless to poachers. Rhino horns can sell for as much $65,000 per kilogram.
Universities and non-profit organizations like Air Shephard are currently looking to expand the use of drones in Africa, as a way of cracking down on rhino and elephant poaching.
—By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs, follow her on Twitter @AlexGibbsy.