Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park was selected as a pilot site by the DENR to establish the SMART international platform system (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool). GWC Wildlife Crime Prevention expert, James Slade assisted DAF and its local partners in Mindoro to set up the system during a 3 weeks training addressing office staff and field rangers. There is now 12 cyber trackers deployed and 3 dedicated computers with SMART software operating at the TCP office and PAMO MIBNP.
Coordinators and rangers can now organize and monitor patrolling efforts, increasing effectiveness, resource management and personnel safety.
Capacity building will be continued to improve the data model, increase skills and expand the use of SMART in other sites.