In Dushanbe was held a training seminar on monitoring of wildlife
In Dushanbe was held a training seminar on monitoring of wildlife with using smart patrolling intelligent information technologies
In accordance with the work plan of the National Center for Environmental Action on environmental protection on environmental monitoring of wildlife nature components in partnership with the National Center for Biodiversity and Biosafety as well as in cooperation with international experts to introduce innovative information technologies into environmental protection, on November 17-18, 2020 in Dushanbe online training seminar with the participation of 30 environmental protection specialists and representatives of specially protected natural areas from remote areas of the country: Sangvor, Lakhsh, as well as other structural divisions of the Committee.
The main goal of the seminar was to train innovative programs on the smart patrol system for ecological monitoring and accounting of wild animals, including the snow leopard and its hunting species to the key specialists of specially protected areas, national parks, the above-mentioned centers and scientific organizations.
During the training, three training sites for integrated monitoring were connected, which were carried out online with the NextGis program using the simultaneous exchange of opinions and information with Moscow-Dushanbe-Sangvor.
The smart patrolling mobile application (NextGis) is one of the modern information monitoring technologies for assessing and analyzing wildlife, monitoring of specially protected natural areas with the aim of improving the quality of inspectors' work and increase the efficiency of work to suppress anti-poaching activities in specially protected areas.
The seminar was attended by representatives of the above-mentioned centers Safarov N., Novikova T., Shermatov Kh., Mavlonov N., together with Russian specialists, smart patrol system presentation was presented by Alexander Karnaukhov and Mikhail Gusev.
During the discussions, nature and wildlife monitoring methods, the identification of violations in specially protected natural areas, how to map data and use photo traps to monitor the environment and accounting of wildlife were used.
All invited experts have implemented the NextGis smart patrol program on their phones and tablets, activated monitoring aspects and achieved results.
Specialists as trainers have acquired extensive knowledge and, in the future, will be able to use this program in monitoring and control in their environmental activities, as well as train other colleagues and specialists in this field.
This action is aimed at introducing automated data processing methods, including using satellite imagery and communications, to improve the quality of data collection and, on this basis, make useful conclusions and prevent poaching by 5-7 times.
It is expected that these innovations and lessons learned will first be applied in two specially protected areas, and then the scope of these methods and tools will cover other unique ecosystems and protected areas.