KEDR forest monitoring system to be enhanced by drones
The unique KEDR forest monitoring system complemented by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will enable forestry management agencies to carry out efficient monitoring and to detect illegal logging operations and forest fires in the broadleaved-Korean pine forests in the Russian Far East.
WWF experts and developers of KEDR system already received the first set of equipment. The main task is to design a software to automatically program drone flights to the areas of potential illegal logging reported by KEDR system. The forest rapid response team of Khabarovsky province carried out field tests proving that drones can be an effective assistance in forest protection and monitoring.