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New Maps May Help Chase Down Poachers Before They Strike – National Geographic

Poaching is a serious thing around the world especially in Africa. In this article, you will read how philanthropy and technology are helping to stop poachers and other incidents surrounding these wildlife conservatories. This article explains to you how the technology works and what it is doing to help fight poaching. You will read about a program called D.A.S which is the tool being used for these operations.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Domain Awareness System (DAS) could revolutionize the way large conservation areas are managed in Africa and around the world.
  • DAS gives managers an integrated view of pretty much everything they need to know, minute-by-minute, in what may be a sprawling protected area.
  • The tool also has the potential to anticipate poaching incidents before they happen, which will allow the reserve to focus anti-poaching patrols on known poaching hot spots.

“Velmurugan says, the tool also has the potential to anticipate poaching incidents before they happen.”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/wildlife-watch-data-poaching-wildlife-trafficking/