The Global Park Defense System (GPDS) team, funded by Jeff Morgan (Global Conservation), is a specialized ranger unit that uses technology to bolster conservation. The ranger unit utilizes drones and trail cameras in the forest that send pictures and videos to the rangers in real-time, to monitor and intercept illegal activities inside the protected area.
Rangers from the Green Peafowl station (Sre Ambel) caught a boat transporting construction timber (1.3 m3) hidden underwater. The rangers used a drone to patrol the river. Upon seeing the Wildlife Alliance rangers approaching, the smuggler jumped into the water and abandoned his boat and illegal timber. The boat and the timber were confiscated as state property. Read more about how technology is changing the nature of conservation.