Biodiversity monitoring management within oil palm plantations
Monitoring wildlife is difficult, time-consuming, and requires significant resources usually unavailable in a plantation. Consequently, national policies and recommendations for sustainable certification requests for implementing biodiversity monitoring are generally not enforced.
To be efficient, companies must implement a biodiversity strategy in-house. Therefore, it is crucial to design simple and practical ways that are easy to implement on the ground by the growers AND produce precise and accurate data.
Several new initiatives to collect wildlife data should be trialed:
– Testing new approaches: citizen-science and artificial intelligence
– Testing new technologies: bioacoustics, software, real-time data transmission
An IoT assisted biodiversity monitoring & management system:
1. Provides RSPO, ISPO, and MSPO economically viable solutions for recording of wildlife movement in plantations.
2. Turns the workforce into citizen scientists while educating plantations‘ staff on importance of nurturing wildlife.
Wilmar International IOI Corporation Berhad Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad United Plantations BHD (UPL) Cargill Univanich Palm Oil Public Company Limited Asian Agri palmoil analytics Palm Oil Association of Singapore Palm oil machine grains processing machine Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) Palm Oil Experts Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) Malaysian Palm Oil Council – Europe Region Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) The Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme Univanich Palm Oil Public Company Limited Malaysian Palm Oil Green Conservation Foundation (MPOGCF) Palm oil production line Palm Oil Central The Sustainable Palm Oil Choice (SPOC) Belgian Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil Palm Done Right Mano Palm Oil Industries Pwani Oil Group Golden Agri-Resources (GAR)
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