Using GIS and Remote Sensing in Elephant Conservation Efforts
Track: Parks, Natural Reserves, Fisheries, and Wildlife Management
Authors: Michelle Kinzel
The elephant populations in the South Luangwa Valley are often prey to poaching efforts. By using GIS and remote sensing images to understand habitat usage and movements of the elephant populations, researchers can predict and mitigate poaching activity. Land classes, as determined with ENVI software will be determined and presented relative to the elephant mortality records as collected by the South Luangwa Conservation Society between the years 2009 and 2013.