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Google Earth to protect Asia’s largest saal reserve

Ranchi: Foresters will now turn to Google Earth to map the mysteries of Asia’s largest saal reserve in Indian state of Jharkhand. Saranda forest division, preparing a 10-year working plan to protect Asia’s biggest saal reserve, is taking help of the hi-tech freeware — a virtual globe — to map the 850sqkm area, identify problems and solutions.

“After a survey of the 850sqkm area through Google Earth, we will also include our traditional mapping inputs to make the working plan as accurate as possible. Then, we will send it to the central government through the state forest department for necessary funds,” said divisional forest officer of Saranda K.K. Tiwary.

Source: The Telegraph