Tuesday, 26 November 2019

NEWSLINK: How Rajasthan’s tiger reserves are using real-time intelligence to reduce poaching

Was it the rustle of leaves, a little bird attempting its first flight, or a big cat on the prowl that pierced the stillness of the night? Generations of conservation biologists, animal scientists and indigenous tribesmen have tried to decode the ways of the wild. While traditional methods of data gathering have been in vogue for centuries, human beings are prone to errors. And they are often unable to provide real-time actionable intelligence.

About a year ago, the Rajasthan government partnered with US analytics company SAS to assist with intelligent analysis and interpretation of data derived through 24x7 automated and semi-automated surveillance of wildlife at several nature parks in the state – the famous Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, Jawai Bagh Leopard Conservation Centre, and Jhalana Leopard Safari Park.
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