The Calgary Zoo and Blackline Safety (TSX: BLN) today announced a new partnership to protect wildlife and wildlife places, while safeguarding the people who tend to them.

Blackline, a hardware-enabled Software-as-a Service (Saas) company, is gifting the Calgary Zoo 65 of its G7c Lone Worker monitors alongside four years of monitoring, which includes Blackline’s live emergency response. G7c wearable safety devices have configurable incident detection and alerts – such as fall detection, no motion detection, missed check-ins and an SOS latch if emergency help is needed – and wirelessly connect employees with live monitoring teams to enable quick emergency response. The equipment and monitoring are valued at $200,000.

“Blackline’s commitment to safety extends to all living things and with this donation we are pleased to support not only the conservation efforts of the Calgary Zoo, but also to enhance the safety of the people responsible for carrying them out,” said Cody Slater, Chief Executive Officer, Blackline Safety. 

“Today’s announcement represents the first in series of global investments by Blackline toward supporting the people who lead conservation efforts around the world and to help them safely carry out their duties to protect the natural world and species at risk.”

The investment is intended to help the Calgary Zoo, Global Secretariat of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Conservation Translocation Specialist Group, fulfill its vision to be Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation, including at its offsite Wildlife Conservation Centre where many of species-at-risk breeding programs take place.

“It takes a team of dedicated, innovative, and detail-oriented people to care for the incredible animals at the Calgary Zoo,”

said Jamie Dorgan, Director of Animal Care for the Calgary Zoo. “This investment helps our Animal Care Specialists show up every day to do the very best they can for the creatures that they love and ensure the zoo continues to be considered an international leader in the preservation of our planet’s biodiversity.”