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Geospatial for wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Conservation Department has introduced a Protected Area Habitat Health Management System to detect illegal activities in jungles. The system involves organised periodical patrolling system with new technologies such as remote sensing, GIS, GPS and information and communication technologies (ICT).

The Department trained its first batch of specially trained wildlife patrolling group with a real life practical component including three days patrol operation. The trainees were equipped with knowledge in satellite-based remote sensing, geo-informatics for law enforcement, GPS and navigation and use of VHF radio systems in law enforcement.

Source: dailynews.lk