Implementation of Technology
Technology has become an important key component in current conservation work. The efforts to channel the conservation movement into a positive outcome for the ecosystem by using technology has become a challenge. Despite that, the continuous progression of technological innovation enables Conservation work to be done efficiently. We have taken an approach to infuse technology in planning and designing Forest Conservation Initiatives.
Geographical Information System (GIS) is one of the technology that used to prepare planning related to forests and environment. This tool helps in forest management areas alike location, condition and modelling. GIS are applicable in forest operation as it has forest inventory data that assist in improving forest conditions, estimating growth of the forest, calculating population of wildlife, discovering forest species especially non-timber products in the forest and assessing potential hazards alike forest fires. It also helps in keeping track of deforestation rates and test land cover over time before planting forests.
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology is an active form of remote sensing that consists of a laser, a scanner and a GPS receiver mounted on a platform. LiDAR can be vastly used in forestry that includes measuring the vertical structures of the canopy in the forests and also understanding the density of the canopy. It also assists in identifying the terrain of a forest particularly the land height and quality of soil. LiDAR technology helps to estimate the level of carbon absorption in the forest and make improvements on it.
By incorporating these technologies in our program, the effectiveness of conservation initiatives can be enhanced.
With these technologies, the tree inventory of our conservation area can be done easily. Tree inventory is a systematic collection of data on the forestry resources within a given area. `It allows assessment of the current status and lays the ground for analysis and planning, constituting the basis for sustainable forest management. By conducting tree inventory, we can determine its species, size, and overall health.
A tree inventory is important because it helps to protect and improve the trees and forests in the Conservation area. By gathering knowledge about trees, we can place a value on the habitat of flora and preserve the endangered tree species in the Conservation area.
We are also advancing the technology usage in conducting the tree inventory. Every tree will be tagged with a microchip to ensure systematic collection of data and information of all the tree species can be accessed through an online application. AI technology will be used to identify the tree species through leaf scanning.