Activists starting survey to map bushes in Panaji, Assagao | Goa Information newsfragment

Panaji: Citizen activists of the Goa Inexperienced Brigade (GGB) have introduced a tree survey to struggle allegedly unauthorised tree chopping in Panaji and Assagao. Volunteers will utility a specifically designed Android app to report and geo-tag bushes. This crowd-sourced aim targets to give protection to the area’s inexperienced defend, depending on public assistance.
“This is probably a first-of-its-kind survey to document trees by green activists and citizens alike.In a phased manner, we plan to extend this survey to other parts of Goa, depending on the response and demand from various villages which are facing the onslaught of destruction of trees and our natural green cover,” stated activist Avertino Miranda.
The undertaking’s number one goal is to meticulously survey, report, and file all bushes in folk areas and personal woodlands throughout Panjim and Assagao. To facilitate this process, the GGB has partnered with the Residing Heritage Understructure, an environmental organisation, to form a tree mapping app particularly for this challenge.
The tree mapping app is a crucial instrument that can allow volunteers to watch and observe the vanishing bushes, and, when essential, steered the correct government to do so. The app is to be had solely to Android customers.
Volunteers might be skilled to utility the tree mapping app and geo-tag every tree with complete main points, making sure a correct and new database. Then again, on this voluntary initiative, taking part volunteers is not going to obtain any remuneration for his or her devoted efforts.
“To maintain an efficient workflow, volunteers are encouraged to devote at least two days a week to the survey, and they have the flexibility to choose their preferred days. This approach ensures that the survey is thorough and comprehensive, covering both urban and rural areas, while accommodating the varying schedules of participants,” GGB said.

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