Case Study: Forest Guard Jampel Lhendup, Bhutan

The Forest Guard Award is Presented to personnel of Forest Departments for their exemplary service towards the protection of Fauna and Flora in National parks and reserve forest of the Eastern Himalayas

The fourth Ranger & Guards of the Eastern Himalayas goes to Forest Guard Jampel Lhendup from Bhutan for effectively using Technology to deepen Conservation Impacts. The Award was presented by Arita Kashyap, Eco-Fashion Designer, India

Jampel Lhendup is a forester by profession but he has taken special interest in the application of Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tools (SMART) in wildlife management. Through his effort, Royal Manas National Park has become the first park in Bhutan to implement SMART approach of patrolling in 2013. The adoption of the software has led to cost efficiency and project support from international donors for capacity building of the field staff. Today, Department of forests and Park Services has become first department to use real time data logger smart phones to collect data.

 

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