Raising Awareness on Conservation and Drone Technology (Emerging Science) to JHSS

News | Posted on 2024-06-10

Upon invitation from Jakar Higher Secondary School (JHSS), the management of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Forestry Research and Training (DoFPS) delivered a presentation on the necessity of forest and environmental conservation, including the preservation of endangered species such as tigers. The aim of the awareness program was not only to educate students about the importance of environmental conservation but also to spark interest in using new technologies. The students learned about the benefits of conserving our pristine environment and its species for sustainable management. They were also informed about the roles and
responsibilities of every citizen in conserving forests and the animals living in them.
Additionally, the students were educated on rules and regulations related to wildlife crime and illegal activities, including the associated fines and penalties.
To introduce new technology and emerging science, the students were shown the use of drones in the forestry department for various activities, such as surveillance, mapping, monitoring forest fire incidents, and tracking pests and diseases. The program was attended by all students from grades 7 to 12, as well as the staff of JHSS. The program concluded with a short drone demonstration.