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Thermal drone cameras deployed to curb human-elephant battle in Odisha – ThePrint – ANIFeed

Keonjhar (Odisha) [India], March 15 (ANI): In an initiative to curb human-animal battle, the Odisha Forest Division has pressed into service thermal drone cameras within the Keonjhar forest division.

Speaking to ANI, Dhanraj Dhamdhere, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), of the Keonjhar wildlife division stated, “Drones with thermal cameras have proved very useful in the course of the evening as a 3rd eye of the forest division. The thermal cameras assist us know their (elephant) location, motion, behaviour and what they’re consuming.”

The forest division is adopting technology-oriented options similar to drones and thermal cameras to assist the monitoring of the animals and alert villages if there’s a probability of an encounter with people.

Attributable to using drone expertise conflicts between individuals and elephants within the forest have decreased. Consequently, emergency measures could be taken contained in the forest, similar to controlling fires and catching poachers, Dr Samrat Gouda, Deputy Director of Simlipal Tiger Reserve advised ANI.

As a part of efforts for mitigation of human-elephant battle, the forest division is engaged on a camera-based mechanism to alert forest employees and village residents, stated Dhamdhere.

The forest division additionally stated that using drones to watch elephant motion has been occurring for the final 5 months.

The biodiversity of Similipal Forest spreads over an space of 2750 sq km and Keonjhar 8303 sq km. (ANI)

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