An Integrated Technical Program for Sustainable Coastal Resources Management at Yonglang Beach and Koh Mook. Hat Chao Mai National Park, led by Lecturer, Faculty of Geoinformatics , Burapa university(BUU), Dr. Krishnai Charoenchit and group. Make a dugong survey by applying a small aircraft robot (Drone) With Fisheries expert, head of rare marine fauna. Center for Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development, Andaman Sea ,Department of Marine and Coastal Resources(DMCR) Mr. Kongkiat Kittiwattana Wong and the staff of the research center. And foreign pilots Explore the dugongs around Koh Libong, Koh Mook which is the most important habitat in the Trang Sea. To track the dugong population each year including abundance of food sources and seagrass. Because dugongs are rare marine species are extinct. It is imperative to plan for sustainable marine resources. This survey was supported by various organizations such as Burapha University , Kasetsart University(KU) and National Science and Technology Development Agency(NSTDA) use aerial survey robot (Drone) to take photographs and collect data.
Dr. Krisanai Charoenchit said that this work is in accordance with the project. “Dugong survey By applying a small aircraft robot (Drone) “ The aircraft of DMCR will fly pilot to find dugong in the sea, which is a living habitat at an altitude of about 100 meters. Aircraft will send the coordinates of the sourcewhen found the dugong . Then researcher will send Drone into the area to store remote sensing data It also developed a remote sensing data acquisition system. Since its inception, more than 30 dugongs have been surveyed.
Mr. Kongkiat said that the dugong population has been flying for more than 10 years. This year, as well, volunteers from both the United Kingdom and the United States came to work. Over the past three years, dugong populations have increased, compared with 4-5 years before the dugong crisis. Because of the dugong dug up to 11 deaths, then all parties to plan conservation. The death of dugong is reduced. And the results show that most of the deaths are not caused by nature. But due to human activities such as dangerous fishing gear.
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