Friday, January 14, 2011

Satellite to keep eye on Chambal, Palpur Kuno sanctuaries

         In a bid to check the rising incidents of poaching and keep an eye on the flora and fauna of the two sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh, the government has decided to use satellite to monitor the Chambal and Palpur Kuno region.

         The basic field technique, which is used currently, to maintain a log of the region’s vegetation, wildlife does not give the real time data. Therefore, the government has decided to use the Geographical Information System (GIS) Global Positioning System (GPS) for the purpose.


         Madhya Pradesh’s leading animal scientist Dr. RJ Rao, who has received training in such satellite monitoring of national reserves from California, said the program ‘ARC Q-9’ is proving to be of great use in protection of the wildlife. They have used the program to prepare a database of the whole Chambal and Kuno region, said Rao.

Source: DaynikBhaskar