Niassa National Reserve hosted a training about field data collection improvement for the Law Enforcement sector from 29th August to 29th September, in Mbatamila, Mecula District, in Niassa Province. This training was taught by SMART Technician (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting) Valdemar Jonasse and was attended by 20 rangers. This is the first group of rangers covered by the training and until December 2019 NNR expects to cover all rangers.
Niassa National Reserve introduced the SMART since 2016 and the main objective of this training was the introduction of a new data collection tool CEDAR. CEDAR is making data submission smarter and faster, so that scientific rangers and analysts can create and use better metadata. Through better interfaces, terminology, metadata practices, and analytics, CEDAR improves metadata from provider to end user.
Thus, this software will help to increase the levels of supervision in the RNN. It should be noted that during the aerial monitoring and protection of elephants using the aircraft in the last 3 months, it was possible to obtain several results among them the monitoring of several species besides the elephant, as well as the identification of human activities carried out at different points of the RNN.