Space4SDG15: Life on land
Published by- Joy Agrawal on 29/07/2021
Land life has always been drastically affected since industrialisation at. Steady pace but now on a catastrophic level. Marine life has witnessed the problems a lot later than life on land. The basic problem has been pollution, desertification and deforestation. Increasing air and sound pollutions levels have lead to a decline in the population of aerial life on Earth. Animals in forests don’t have a home due to the extensive deforestation carried out. Poaching another major chunk in decline of animals. The forests serve as basins to draw rain towards land. They help reduce the carbon footprint that we emit. We are slashing our saviours, without forests no rains will happen and the some portion of our carbon emissions sucked in by the trees of also gone. All organisms are necessary in the cycle because it is essential to maintain ecological balance. We must have all studied the food chain and all of it is a cycle. So how can space technology help here?
There is something we haven’t discussed about yet with respect to space technology and that is GNSS i.e. Global Navigation Satellite System. Its commonly known as GPS or global positioning system. This technology is actually helpful in putting GPS tags on animals to keep a track of them. This can help in tracking the health of animals and also the location which can help in identifying poaching of animals. We all know what GNSS is and how it is used but very few know the actual working of this technology. Here is it,
Now in our case this works by finding the location of the animal and transmitting the location for the forest department to take note of it.