FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Workshop on use of GPS and GIS for wildlife management

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   This hands on training was targeted at enabling ground staff of the forest department and wildlife trackers in systematically collecting GPS data which would feed into the spatial decision support system for park management. Additionally existing GIS capacities and needs were identified and training to forest department biologists was provided in maintaining databases. A follow up workshop and training is planned in the coming year which will cover use of open source software, setting up of decision support systems and wildlife monitoring programs.
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Forest guards operating GPS units
Event Information

FERAL Team

Srinivas Vaidyanathan

Event Details

Related Project: Baseline Surveys for designing and implementing payment for ecosystem services in Western Ghats
Date: 2nd Mar 2009 to 6th Mar 2009
Venue: Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Partner Institutes

  • Forest Department of Kerala Event Host
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