September 10, 2016
Did Mark Borkowski Kill Elephants?
Did he interfere with plan to use technology to stop poaching?
Mark Borkowski may have stopped work aimed at saving elephants. (And you thought Africa was corrupt.)
Poaching drives huge 30% decline in Africa's savannah elephants
Poaching has driven a huge decline in Africa's savannah elephants with almost a third (30%) wiped out between 2007 and 2014, the first ever continent-wide survey of the species has found.
Around 144,000 animals were lost over a seven-year period in 15 African countries, declining at a rate of 8% a year. The population across those countries today stands at 352,271 elephants.
American Patrol Report
Help was on the way
Following his 2013 presentation at a Dallas security conference, Glenn Spencer was approached by two men from Kenya. They wanted to know more about his technology. In December of that year Glenn began working with a company to represent his technology in Kenya.
One of the major objectives was to use Glenn's technology to protect wildlife.
At the time of the Dallas meeting, Glenn had been working with Northrop Grumman to evaluate his technology and find applications for its use.
The record will show that protection of wildlife was one of those applications.
For the next two years Glenn worked with the Kenyan company, and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC), to find ways to use Glenn's SEIDARM system for wildlife protection.
Unfortunately, all of this work came to screeching halt in 2015 when all contact between Glenn and NGC was stopped.
"I and my friends in Kenya --- and the engineers at NGC --- were convinced that SEIDARM was perfect for the job of stopping poachers," Spencer said.
"If Mark Borkowski and the others at DHS/CBP did interfere with my work with Northrop Grumman, as suspected, they could well have stopped an effort that would have saved the lives of hundreds of elephants," Spencer said. "Help was on the way," he added.