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Drone demonstration to enhance the National Forest Monitoring System

In the last decade, unmanned aerial system popularly known as drones have been the subject of growing interest in both the civilian and scientific sphere and has indeed taken the remote sensing technology to a greater height for the study of the environment. As drones offer a relatively risk-free and low-cost technology to systematically observe natural phenomena at a high Spatio-temporal resolution, its utility for forest and wildlife monitoring has gained tremendous popularity. To enhance the National Forest Monitoring System through the use of drones, Forest Resources Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services is organizing three days capacity building program on how a drone can be effectively used for monitoring of forest and wildlife habitat from 25th to 27th November 2020 at Haa.

The program is mainly focused on the demonstration of drone operation and post-processing of data captured by drones to be used for monitoring and planning. 19 foresters from functional and field divisions and 2 officials from WWF is participating in the program. The entire program is funded by WWF Bhutan with resource person (Mr. Changa Tshering) from UWICER.

 

Forest Resources Management Division