The SMART software helps protected areas in the Amur River Basin to monitor animal migrations and to combat poaching
On November 27-30, WWF Russia jointly with WWF-Wildlife Crime Initiative conducted a workshop on implementing SMART software (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) for the staff of Directorate of Wildlife and PAs Management of Amurskaya Province, the Bikin National Park, and the Ussuriisky and the Far East Marine Nature Reserves. This tool is used worldwide to collect, store and evaluate data for protection of rare and endangered species and for effective management of protected areas. To introduce SMART, WWF Russia has purchased 60 smartphones and four laptops, and handed them over to the protected areas. The knowledge gained in the course of the workshop and the equipment will enable SMART implementation in the Amur-Heilong ecoregion.