Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to use drone cameras to detect encroachments in the forestland, according to news published on Monday (December 27). The drones will also help the city managers monitor the population and wellbeing of wildlife in these forests.
Reportedly, tenders have already been floated for the purchase of drone camera equipment for the Model Forestry Park, Malpur. In a press release, the CDA said that the drone will be used to detect encroachments on forest land and take timely action against the encroachers. Moreover, the drone will also help determine the migratory patterns and different types of wildlife found in the forests of the capital city. The technology will be useful for preventing illegal logging and forest fires.
The Model Forestry Park was being developed on 350 acres of land where 50,000 trees have already been planted. It was stated that the CDA plans to float a new tender on January 13 to purchase 50,000 more saplings during the spring season plantation drive. A CDA official disclosed that the civic agency plans to acquire and install 100 closed-circuit cameras in the park for security reasons.