TN Govt. Allocates INR 7.2 to mitigate human-animal conflicts utilizing AI-based cameras after 3 elephants die in prepare crash | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel

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The Tamil Nadu authorities has put aside 7.2 crores to alleviate human-animal conflicts within the seven forest areas below the Coimbatore Forest Division.

Synthetic intelligence-based e-surveillance cameras might be put in on a pilot foundation within the Madukkarai forest space below the Coimbatore Forest Division. This space is weak to human-animal conflicts with wild elephants frequenting the village areas bordering forest areas.

On November 26, 2021, three wild elephants have been killed after being hit by a Mangalore-Chennai Categorical prepare within the Madukkarai forest space. This led to a significant confrontation between the Tamil Nadu Forest Division and the Southern Railways. The incident prompted the Forest Division to put in AI-based e-cameras.

Sources within the Tamil Nadu Forest Division advised IANS that primarily based on the success of AI-based e-cameras, the venture might be applied in a number of forest areas.

Forest Division officers performed inspections throughout railway tracks A and B within the Solakkarai and Ettumadi areas of the Madukkarai forest space. SA Ramasubramaniam, forest conservator and discipline director of the Annamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), led the inspection carried out by forest division officers on Wednesday.

The forestry division plans to put in no less than two cameras for each kilometer and in addition an AI-based e-surveillance digital camera inside a span of three kilometers. Sources within the division advised IANS that these cameras would instantly share knowledge on wild elephants shifting to railroad tracks to field-level personnel who can drive them away from being hit by the working trains.

When wild elephants are current, messages are despatched to the locomotive drivers through the stationmaster in order that the trains can brake in time.

Forest Division officers additionally advised IANS that after a month of attempting within the Madukkarai forest space, the service from the AI-based e-cameras can be used within the remaining forest areas of Coimbatore.


The above article has been printed by a wire company with minimal modifications to the headline and textual content.

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