Latest Sightings – Connecting People to Wildlife
We help people maximise their safari by helping app-users see more animals through members sharing their wildlife sightings in real-time
Nadav Ossendryver established Latest Sightings in 2011 while he was still a schoolboy. As an obsessive Kruger Park visitor, Nadav’s favourite pastime was asking his parents to flag down passing motorists to ask them what animals they had seen. Eventually, his parents grew tired of this hobby and began saying no to passing motorists. Nadav looked to technology to solve his problem. Once he established Latest Sightings, the company and his idea quite literally exploded!
Latest Sightings is a platform used by visitors who are currently on safari, be they rangers or tourists. It gives users the opportunity to report the animals and events that they are seeing, in real-time. Users report the animal’s location, time, and sighting information to us. These sightings are sent out as broadcasts in the form of “tings” (a reported sighting) to other app-users and various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube etc…).
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We are experts at making wildlife videos and photos go viral on various social media platforms. Videos that go viral have the potential to earn money – we share these earnings with our video contributors!
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Wildlife sightings allow users to maximize and enhance their safari experience! Safari goers get a heads-up on where the best sightings are in the park. Thousands of people, that aren’t in the park, enjoy the entertainment value of the photos or videos and use the information to plan their holiday.
We create a monthly electronic eGuide to help you plan the best routes in the park. The map is based on real-time sightings from the multiple parks such as Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
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We work directly with endangered wildlife research projects, run by various organizations. Providing them with valuable data on the locations and movement of animals in the various reserve. The researchers then extrapolate this information and make use of the data for conservation purposes.
Reporting Injured Animals
Sightings of injured and poached animals also get reported through the app and WhatsApp groups. These reports are immediately sent to rangers and vets that are nearby. Through these reports, rangers and vets can now attend to injured animals. These animals would have otherwise gone unnoticed like they did before the Latest Sightings community came about.
Latest Sightings also strives to educate its followers about wildlife, nature, and animal behavior. We have partnered with EcoTraining which offers various wildlife courses for wildlife enthusiasts. Articles about extremely rare animal sightings are written and posted on our website. These articles contain added commentary and explanations by professional rangers.
Through the excitement of the viral sightings, viewers from around the world book their safari holiday with us. We have made it a priority to promote tourism to the various game reserves where the community is sharing wildlife activity. We also provide accommodation and timeshare offers for Black Rhino Game Reserve in Pilanesberg, Mjejane Private Game Reserve, and Elephant Point.