The non-profit organization (NPO) Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) has deployed drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) cameras to monitor wild elephants in Gizen National Park.
Known as the main national park, Gichin National Park is located about 150 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, spanning five districts in the southeastern province of Dong Nai and Lam Dong province in the south-central highlands. Wild elephants are frequent in and around the national park, causing damage to houses and fields.
The introduction of drones equipped with artificial intelligence cameras will enable authorities to monitor the activities of wild elephant herds in real time and provide early warning to local residents via cell phones. In addition to protecting wild elephants and residents, the future is expected to contribute to the development and growth of ecotourism for observing wild elephants.
Wild elephants in Vietnam are on the verge of extinction. There are about 20 Asian elephants in Dong Nai province, mainly in the area between Giac Son National Park and Dong Nai Cultural and Natural Reserve.