China boosts monitoring of human activity in nature reserves

China's environment watchdog has launched a system to monitor human activity inside nature reserves, an important step toward protecting the environment in nature reserves.

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) developed the system, which is based on remote sensing, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, big data and cloud computing technologies, to solve technical weaknesses in monitoring human activity inside nature reserves from the ground.

Since 2016, the MEE has conducted regular monitoring of all human activity at all national and provincial nature reserves through high-resolution satellite remote sensing monitoring technology.

The system, which monitors both human activity and the ecology in the country's nature reserves, has been improving in tandem with the establishment of the nature reserve system.

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Source(s): Xinhua News Agency