Poachers will be monitored by thermal cameras. The safety of wildlife will be stronger….
Ranthambore is a famous Tiger Reserve in the country and a national park located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan. It is popular among wildlife lovers for its wilderness, it is also known as the land of tigers in the world.
In order to control the poachers in the state’s sanctuaries, the Forest Department is now preparing to launch anti-poaching system. Under this, thermal cameras will be installed in five sanctuaries of the state. For this, a survey has been carried out by the government in month of March. Cameras have been installed in Ranthambore at 12 locations. On Friday, Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the scheme online through video conferencing from Bikaner.
With the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the thermal cameras have been installed at Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Jhalana, and Jawai Sanctuary. Of these, three are Tiger Reserve, while Jhalana and Jawai Sanctuary are famous for leopards.
Under the scheme, Joint Team of Information Technology Forest Department has identified 12 places for watching-tower and installation of cameras in Ranthambore National Park. In these places, in addition to the Ganesh Dham Chowki, Amaghati, Rajbagh forest areas, one and two places in each Safari zone have been selected in the restricted area. Work has been started to install cameras at selected locations by the Forest Department. Under this, the base is being set to make the tower at selected places. After this the tower has been built on the base. Thermal cameras have been installed by the experts on the tower for trekking.
Under the scheme, 1173 important areas will be included in all five projects in the state. Sariska and Mukundra will have 16 monitoring towers. There will be 12 towers in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, while Four-four towers will be installed in Jhalana and Jawai sanctuaries. In the towers with several cameras, air monitoring of 400 square kilometers will be done in both Sariska and Mukundra. 283 square kilometers in Ranthambore, 33 square kilometers in Jhalana and 20 square kilometers in Jawai leopard reserve included. Under new wildlife conservation mechanism, each camera will be connected to the control panel. Local control rooms will be linked to the Divisional Central Control Room.
Internet Protocol will now be developed to monitor wildlife under the scheme. Around 2.6 radios on the Internet Protocol, ROP devices will be installed in every wildlife sanctuary protected area and will be integrated with WS and APS. The forest workers will be deployed here. On the basis of ROP equipment, supply to the radio station will be installed and integrated. Along with the thermal and visible camera, almost one drone will be integrated with WS and APS for wildlife surveillance, border surveillance, predators, theft, wildlife species numbers, habitat, border mapping activities.
Thermal camera catches the body temperature. If there is any activity in the forest or if there is any creature, the temperature of that place will be different and display it in red color. This will identify them and if the poachers appear, they will be caught.