CDA Will Use Drones To Monitor Wildlife And Forests
ISLAMABAD: City Development Authority has decided to use drone cameras for monitoring wildlife and forests
The CDA launched the pilot project through a tender for the procurement of a drone camera fitted with the latest technology for the Model Forestry Park in Malpur at a cost of Rs6.8 million.
According to a CDA news statement released on Sunday 26 December 2021. “The deployment of drones will allow identification of encroachments in the forest region, allowing for early action against the encroachers.”
Similarly, the camera will assist in detecting the varieties of species prevalent in Islamabad’s woodlands, as well as determining migratory animals.”
It stated that the technique may be used for other purposes, such as stopping illegal logging. Other issues, such as forest fires, might also be spotted and managed in a timely manner.
A CDA official told the media that the civic authority was also planning to install around 100 closed-circuit television cameras in the park for the protection of plants and tourists.
According to press reports, the Model Forestry Park is being constructed under the supervision of Rana Tahir Mahmood, head of the environment protection cell, who has been working to acquire drone technology for the park.
The Model Forestry Park, an urban forest spread over 350 acres, is still undergoing development. 50,000 trees have been planted so far and the CDA plans to float a new tender.
On January 13 for purchase 50,000 more trees such as the cheer pine, amaltas, kachnar willows to plant in the spring. Overall, the ParkMalpur plans to include 150,000 plant species.
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