Use of Technology for Protection and
Conservation of Wildlife in India
• The Ministry of Environment along with the Forest and Wildlife Conservation
Departments has decided to the use of technology for protection and conservation of
wildlife in India. Presently Royal Bengal tigers, Asiatic lions, leopards, the one-horned
Indian Rhinoceros and the majestic Indian Elephant are considered as endangered
species here in India.
• The reasons for the animals being endangered are mainly due to poaching or road and
rail accidents. Even though there are a considerable number of Wildlife National Parks
and Sanctuaries present throughout India, but still it is a cause of concern for all animal
lovers and conservationists.
• The Ministry is currently considering the finalizing of Drones to be used in 10 sites as
a takeoff venture. The drones would also be equipped with cameras for day
surveillance as well as night vision cameras for after dusk operations. The battery
powered drones would be functional for about 30 minutes on a minimum time span
to an hour. The drones would be effective in monitoring individual and herd
movements of animals and also help in sighting of poachers in the protected areas.
• Whatever efforts that can be made to conserve the beautiful fauna of India is being
rigorously implemented by all concerned in their own small and big ways. If the
experiment shows successful results in the 10 sites, that would beckon good days for
these beautiful animals of ours.
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