The dramatic increase in forest destruction and wildlife poaching has encouraged wildlife scientists and conservationists to explore the potential for using drones in surveillance and anti-poaching activities. For many years, the conservation world has lagged behind other sectors technologically – devoting tight budgets to immediate needs like putting boots and vehicles on the ground left no funding to explore and introduce advanced tools to improve wildlife management.
Palm is one of the sectors that require a lot of security forces because the level of theft of fresh fruit bunches is quite high, and other crimes related to plantations have also been rising. Palm prices have jumped over 15 percent in the last few months, boosting the temptation for individuals or small-scale criminal gangs to steal fruit to sell to middlemen in the world’s biggest producer of the tropical oil
Over the years this has always been a repetition of events, faced by PT Socfin Indonesia leading to huge loss of investments. PT Socfin Indonesia finally decided to contact MMC for a solution.
Identify the problem
With the MMC TEAM in place, we were briefed by the PT Socfin Indonesia about some of the challenges being faced over the years. Listed below are few of them
With plantations that can sometimes cover up to 30,000 hectares, the chance of identifying a thief at night is very difficult.
High cost of conventional way isn’t helping. Security personnel’s end up not covering all hectares of land.
Currently has about 200 security personnel guarding and yet results still remains the same year after year.
With this information, the MMC TEAM then designed a solution for PT Socfin Indonesia